September 19, 2009


Did you know that by law, Muslims cannot be appointed as sweepers in the land of the pure? This interesting titbit - that I almost forgot to share - I found in an article in Thursday's edition of the Daily Times, Karachi page. It's amazing how a land created (or-so-the-fairy-tale-tells-us) to escape religious persecution and discrimination is so hell bent on practicing just that in every single possible way. It's disturbing how, on so many levels, these practices are so blatantly 'wrong' that they serve only to stamp in yet another nail into a coffin already closed so tight the corpse within would have asphyxiated by now - were it not for the fact that it is already dead.

I really wonder if I've lost all hope. And on dark days, I fear that I truly have.

7 comments:

Gaia said...

though hope is frail, it's hard to kill

Anonymous said...

Religious (along with gender and all forms of bigotry) be a specialty in the land of the pure.

How else we be so pure? :oP

Lonely Perverted Soul said...

waisay i dont know abt any laws.. but i do know that our sweeper for a long time was muslim....

Xeb said...

G: Poor hope is slowly dying though! *sigh*

Anon: True that. Very-very true that.

LPS: The law only applies to government appointed sweepers.

Lonely Perverted Soul said...

I was talking abt our government appointed sweeper...

Asfandyar said...

It's okay! We can argue instead about how India isn't really secular and hates minorities etc etc instead!

Xeb said...

LPS: *hehe* Well, like most of our laws both good and bad, chances are no one aside from me, you and the author of that article in Daily Times knows that it exists!

A: Given that we have literally parted ways with India, self-glorifying comparisons (accuracy completely aside) make no sense!