Stephen Gill About
India and Pakistan…
laws of Pakistan
To expect Jews, Parsis, Hindus, Sikhs and Christians to accept Mohammed as
prophet even if they have never heard anything about him is unfair. It is like punishing
a blind man because he does not know what colour is
the moon or a deaf because he cannot hear the voice of his accuser. These
blasphemy laws have strengthened the dragons of intolerance in Pakistan. These blasphemy laws have led to several
bizarre behaviours which are difficult to understand
by the citizens of Western democracies.
and the women of minorities
The law about
witness violates all the norms of human rights. The laws relating to marriage
is very discriminatory. Another frightening law is about adultery. These laws
hurt the minorities more than they hurt others. The legal machiney works for the imposition of the Koranic laws that
goes against the beliefs of non-Muslims. This has created an atmosphere
that is more prejudicial towards women, particularly non-Muslims because they
are weaker from every aspect.
THE STATE OF EMERGENCY IN PAKISTAN IN NOV. OF 2007
there democracy before this emergency? Fanaticism is giving birth to terrorism.
The blasphemy laws and other discriminatory laws are responsible for spreading
the poison of hatred that are responsible for
terrorism. As long as the divisive laws are there in the books
of Pakistan, there will
always be insecurity, dangers and other impediments to the prosperity in the land that is blessed
with nearly every type of wealth.
*Nazis of India
nationalists, particularly the members of their ideological parent, the
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) are the Nazis of India. This label has been
given to them by the minorities as well as by several political parties,
including the communist party of India. It is in the interest of peace and
progress as well as in the interest of the Hindu nationalists to stop looking
to totalitarian regimes for their model, because India has its own way of
living, its own culture, its own thinking that
have been matured over the centuries. India has developed its own civilization based
on tolerance. India is a United Nations. That should be the
fountain of their inspiration, not communist China and Nazi Germany.
*Indian Women in Digital Era
easy availability of information technology even in remote areas is going to
open a new chapter for women in India. The
emerging digital era will give them a wide range of options and a power to be
more self-aware, more enlightened and economically independent. Women will be more decisive as mothers, wives,
taxpayers and as humans. As mothers, they will develop courage to say if their sons should go to wars to kill the
sons of others. As taxpayers, their
views will be honored in political circles. They will have the means to give
better education to their children and also for themselves even without
stepping out of their homes. Digital technology will provide them with
opportunities to continue education within their homes even after their marriage.