Sunday, April 15, 2012

COMMENT: Silence is not always golden —Mir Mohammad Ali Talpur

During the 1970s struggle in Balochistan, facilities were non-existent and all communication was by word of mouth or written messages. Written messages, being incriminating, were avoided as far as possible, as anyone found with such a missive was a condemned person
“A voice is a human gift; it should be cherished and used, to utter fully human speech as possible. Powerlessness and silence go together” — Margaret Atwood.
Silence of an oppressed and tyrannised people is an unpardonable crime because ‘powerlessness and silence go together’ and those who remain silent are doomed to eternal slavery. When the oppressed remain silent, it only encourages the oppressors to oppress more harshly because their silence results in the world remaining unaware of their plight. The oppressed who choose to remain silent help the oppressor to achieve his foul aims. Speaking up and speaking up intelligently and forcefully is the bounden duty of oppressed people.

بلوچستان میں 1970 کے عشرے کی جدوجہد کے دوران، سہولیات میسر نہیں تھیں اور تمام مواصلات منہ زبانی یا تحریری پیغامات کے ذریعے ہوتی تھی۔ تحریری پیغامات، جن سے مجرم قرار دیا جاسکے، جہاں تک ممکن ہوتا، گریز کیا جاتا، یعنی اگر کوئی بھی شخص اس طرح کسی خط کے ساتھ پکڑا جاتا 

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