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CHANGING PERSPECTIVES

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Prisoner Sanaullah…err? Fumbled half of my group friends, the thickening folds on their foreheads with the slight doubtful nod, gave me the notion that not even one could relate to what I planned to discuss today.

None could even relate to the current heightened LOC (line of control) tensions let alone of any single prisoner suffering at the hand of Indian jailers where Aleem and Rashida, Qateel who were tortured and killed respectively and handed over to Pakistan back late in 2008, can certainly not go unnoticed.

Being of the opinion that every individual should and must keep an eye on the political uprising of the country, to me it came up as amazement when hardly any could even recollect the slightest fact regarding any of those.

Despondently this is the case with not just my group mates but the entire youth where we are to busy to prod over such issues.

One can out rightly claim that the perceiving dimensions of our children have changed, in terms of evaluating the political and social scenario of our country.

On the one hand when Pakistan stands contended of being home to largest number of youth, according to UNICEF estimated around 35% of the entire population, the youth in turn exhibit the least concerned what mishaps and killing their people go through across their border.

On the contrary we see eminent news paper highlighting Indian students protesting on the main stream. Recently flocked in large numbers the students   expressing resentment on the rape of their female counterpart, preceding the protest held in Delhi where hundreds of them rose against the suicide bid of a private college student in Delhi and even are their young adults at par when expressing grieve concerns at their mate who recently got brutally hit by a javelin on his way to school.

Likewise, our problems are no different than ours, to what they come out for protests at, simply go unnoticed for us. Or many a times we express gloom with their immediate occurrence and the next moment we flip off our channel and continue with our left over serials.

The recent rape incidents, these killing in the name of honor-car accidents, teachers punishing their students to death and lot more are gaining grounds gradually. They can at no cost be ignored because we value lives not just of ours but even our non-Muslim brethrens. And one can’t hide or exempt himself/herself just because we are the ones not affected at the hand of evil mongers.

Lets not forget that lives are never to be weighed on the mere importance of financial status but lives are precious as even the Quran states:  “if any one slew a person … it would be as if he slew the whole humanity: and if any one saved a person, it would be as if he saved the whole humanity”.

Epitomizing a human life is what Islam teaches us, irrespective of the individuals cast, creed color or even nationality.

Our society has been hijacked by several dimensions and prompt changes are to be implemented. We are to dig these heinous acts deep and butcher their roots. For they will keep on tarnishing our status our integrity. We the descendents of Muhammad (PBUH) –the noblest of all- have the uber responsibility on our shoulders to impart his message of kindness and humanism.

The act of rendering and bringing justice is no easy in a society. But we as the youth need to be aware of even the slightest mishap that occurs in our country. Let’s start with the area we live, the society we are a part of and then gradually getting bigger in dimensions at least catering the most immediate possible services to our society.

When we claim to be the game changers of our society we ought to look deep into every uprising issue of our country. When we claim to take in the powers residing at the hands of the status quo we are to assure our selves that we are aware of what goes in and our country. For who is being unjustly treated and who needs justice. Just expressing grieves concern with a slight nod, or engaging in fury discussion within our bedrooms are no potential measures.

Let’s step out, for”the actual life begins at the end of our comfort zones.