Thursday, February 27, 2014

The victims of partition(s)

...the (in)fighting never stops as the poison re-circulates in perpetuity.... minority communities will bear the greater burden everywhere...the lines separating the minority from the majority are very thin and are being continuously re-defined (majority oppressor class today, minority oppressed class tomorrow). Finally, it would appear that the separating and dividing exercise will continue until we are all in our box of one- each one of us a minority fighting against the other (my brother, cousin, friend,...etc.)

Unidentified gunmen shot dead four persons, including a prominent India-born Shia scholar, in this Pakistani port city on Thursday in target killings. Four gunmen opened fire on an auto-rickshaw in which Allama Taqi Hadi Naqvi was traveling.
Naqvi succumbed to his wounds in hospital, police official Imran Shaukat said.

Renowned within academic circles, Naqvi was born in Moradabad district of India's Uttar Pradesh state and moved to Pakistan with his family after independence.

Three other persons, including the administrator of a madrassa and his son, were shot dead by gunmen in separate incidents in the city. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
regards