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The wrath of Taliban

May 30, 2009

taliban fightersThe local Urdu newspaper have been reporting since some time that the different government departments often receive threatening letters allegedly from Taliban. In one such letter the district government was asked to sack a lady councilor or else they’d bomb the building.

Before that, the doctors and the administration of all three big hospitals of Peshawar received such letters where they were ordered to change their dress code. Most of the doctors now wear only traditional shalwar kameez along with a white skullcap. Some of the docs have gone to the extent of growing beard. The same order was issued to the employees of a private insurance company as well as to the medical representatives. One of the medical reps. was beaten in a broad daylight in the busy area of Dabgari Garden (where medical centers as well as private clinics are in abundance)… he was brutally hit with the rifle butt and was left unconscious and bleeding on the road. Before leaving the terrorists stuck a note in his pocket which said that it was a warning for all and sundry. They (the Taliban) shouldn’t be taken lightly or else they’d repent.

3 – 4 years ago the music and CD shops would receive the same threats so gradually the owners started shutting their business. 3 years back I (like most of people) used to rent CDs and DVDs. One day I walked into a local CD shop for renting a movie, the whole shop presented a deserted look. I looked around, bewitched, the owner told me he switched his business to selling cell phone and calling cards and mobile phone accessories. I never stepped back into that shop again.

The same sort of letters were sent to the administration of various girls’ schools located in Peshawar University a few months back. The police, however, after brief investigation ruled them out as fake threats.

Bomb hoax in school is not a new phenomena. During my school days I remember as many as three different incidents when our principal received a crank call, we all would be filed out of the classrooms and sent to the huge playing ground. Then the mali, watchman and others would search the whole school. At times one or two constables could also be seen searching the various blocks and lawns. But those were different times. Back in 90s no school was ever bombed the way they are now destroyed.

My question is how much truth is there in those threats? We have seen such threats are usually followed by a violent incident. That opens the eyes of the poor, helpless people and then they realize it wasn’t a jest after all.

In their recent letter Taliban stated that they’ve concrete determination to purge the society from all evils. No one would be allowed to have illicit relationship. Those who play loud music in the cars would be dealt with severely and that they’d soon unleash a blood revolution in the whole society and victory would be theirs.

Quite ambitious huh! I don’t know whether the sender of those letters are genuine Taliban. I don’t know whether they’d be able to bring revolution but I know one thing for sure that they are the wildest lot and they sure have won the psychological warfare (always the first step) by instilling fear in the minds of ordinary people. The people have been left with no choice but to follow their directives and such hapless situation arises only when you have a corrupt system in the country.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. May 30, 2009 9:40 pm

    Nice info! Very cool post.I have looked over your blog a few times and I love it.Doesn’t it take up a lot of time to keep your blog so interesting ?

  2. June 1, 2009 10:58 am

    well, taliban might have grown aggressive … but as u said it’s super ambitious, if they are planninfg to siege power of such a big nation…

    i have not seen any terrorist organization, doing that… take LTTE for example … when sri lankan government became aggressive, they wiped out every inch of the area they captured…

    • Ayesha permalink
      June 7, 2009 1:54 pm

      I know one thing. They are brutal and when someone is brutal and wild he can go to any length.

  3. Ayesha permalink
    June 8, 2009 8:20 am

    Assalamoalaikum,
    Lengthy reply as usual later, I have just one thing to say
    da taliban na dee, pata nishta charta na raghalay di da khalak, munga mra kai, da amrici au da india agentaan di, Allah de zalimaano la saza warki, da sarhad halat bande mi zra khugigi 😦

    • Ayesha permalink
      June 8, 2009 3:12 pm

      Da zanawar na hum battar dee… 😦

      But the threat is very much real until last year I too used to think they are only a handful of people but with their atrocities they’ve proved that they are capable of crippling the whole society.

  4. Ayesha permalink
    June 8, 2009 3:18 pm

    Allah de darbande raham ooka Rora, Allahd e munga told musalmanan khpal amaan ki wakhli, ameen

    • Ayesha permalink
      June 8, 2009 3:25 pm

      Ameen!

      And I am ‘Khore’ 😛

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