Sunday, December 28, 2008

கூலிக்கு மாரடிக்கும் தற்கொலை குண்டுதாரிகள்

பாகிஸ்தானில் வெறும் மதரஸா கல்வி மட்டுமே படித்தோ அல்லது அதுவும் படிக்காமலோ ஏராளமான இளைஞர்கள் வேலைக்கு உதவாதவர்களாக அலைய விடப்பட்டுள்ளார்கள்.

பாகிஸ்தானில் மட்டும் சுமார் 3 கோடி வெட்டிப்பயல்கள் இருப்பதாக கணக்கிடப்படுகிறது.

இவர்களில் பெரும்பாலோனோர் வெறும் ஜிகாதி வேலைகளுக்குத்தான் உபயோகப்படுவார்கள் என்று தெரிகிறது

பலர் கூலிக்கு தற்கொலை செய்துகொள்ளவும் ஆரம்பித்துள்ளார்கள்.


Bombers for rent!
Thursday, December 25, 2008

The astonishing story of how a suicide bomber was ‘hired’ from Wana and used by an individual in Bhakkar to kill a rival with whom he had a monetary dispute is an eye-opener. Twenty-six people died in the suicide blast in Bhakkar in August. PML-N MNA Rashid Akbar Niwani was among those injured in the bombing that took place during a gathering at his house. At the time, it was assumed he was the target and the motive possibly sectarian. It now transpires that a businessman from the town had effectively ‘purchased’ the services of a suicide bomber and an explosives expert from a person in Wana. The deadly duo effectively carried out the assassination. The suicide bomber, naturally, died – as was intended. Five others involved have been arrested, including the businessman who hired the killers. The account of how a suicide bomber could be acquired in exchange for Rs2 million and used to settle a personal score, highlights the fact that for the ruthless men who recruit and train bombers, many of them mere children, their lives mean nothing at all.

In places around the world, it is quite possible to hire assassins. Crimes committed by such mercenaries are heard of every now and then. But Pakistan perhaps stands alone among countries where suicide bombers are available for such deeds. Since a suicide bomber of course dies at the time of the blast, he cannot be tracked down unlike the ordinary assassin. The enterprising businessman who resorted to this method to eliminate a foe who had been demanding money may have thought he had got away with the perfect murder. The police must be given credit for unravelling the truth behind the crime and we must hope that the ‘hiring’ of suicide bombers does not become a more common occurrence in a society where violence and a disregard for human life is already far too rampant.

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