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Countering Islamophobia

Islamophobia is one of the burning issues for all the Muslims. It is posing a severe threat and has become the cause of serious concern. Islamophobia is being spread by the western countries after the post 9/11 attacks in the USA. Any attack that takes place anywhere in the world the anti-Muslims call it an Islamic terrorism. The anti-Muslims have left no stone unturned in demolishing the concept of Islam. The non-believers of Islam have mistrust and distrust against Muslim countries.

They consider Islam a source of extremism and terrorism. Muslims are taunted, ridiculed and labelled as a terrorist in the western countries. One thing should be considered that Islam is the religion of humanity. As it is mentioned in the Holy Quran: “ Killing one human means massacring the whole humanity.”

The essential message of Islam is peace, love, kindness, sympathy and brotherhood. Thus, there is no concept of extremism and terrorism in Islam, therefore, the Muslims should use every platform to eliminate this misconception from the minds of the non-Muslims.

HASSAN RAZA PIRZADA

Sukkur

Totalitarianism is feudalism

Feudalism was a social system existing in medieval Europe in which people worked and fought for nobles who gave them protection and land in return. Here in Sindh, the feudal system is contrary to the definition of Feudalism or Feudal. From the 5th Century to the 12th Century when this system was started, the Nobel was considered the guardian, they fulfilled the need of the community.

If we look at our history that we belong to a rich and second-oldest civilization in the world, Indus Valley Civilization. This civilization started in Moen-jo-Daro near Larkana city of Sindh. Sindh has remained under the dominant rule of Feudal lords since 3000BC when Aryans came from Central Asia via Khyber Pass to India. They were nomadic and warrior. They fought with the Dravidians’ original inhabitants of the Valley. After that, they divided society into four groups that was called the Caste System.

Each caste or group was assigned different responsibilities by the upper class. Brahmans were of high rank in society. Brahmans can only read or touch the Rig Ved a holy book of Hindus, even though other classes of society possessed the same religion but they have no such right. Currently, we are facing a similar scenario. Just one thing is different we are Muslim and we have the right to read our Holy Book Quran, the rest are the same activities of that time.

Sindh is controlled by feudal lords and feudalism is the main obstacle in the way of development. Owing to the tribal system, no one can go against the feudal lord otherwise they will be brutally tortured. In this connotation, education is the only precaution by which fluctuation is possible. It is a weapon that can defeat the feudal system.

MUSHTAQ AHMED

Karachi

Request to Ufone

I would like to draw the attention of P.T.A and other concerned quarters towards the fraudulent ways of Ufone cellular company towards the misappropriation and embezzlement faced by me as I recharged Rs 100/- card and balance of Rs. 86+ was credited but next message was of Rs. 17/- as bonus which was nit credited and this has been done thrice.

I called 333 for assistance but female officials namely Sana and Sumera, who misbehaved with me and dropped off calls at their own accords by concluding that this is not an issue at all and no such message has been sent therefrom.

I realised them to check their system but they denied and said that we don’t keep any record in our database while the issue raised soon before my call. I request that missed amount may be reimbursed and both the staff members may be reprimanded for such abashing, insulting and non-professional behaviour, please.

NASIR-UD DIN BANGASH

Peshawar

International Tiger Day

International Tiger Day is also referred to as Global Tiger Day and is an annual event organised to raise awareness about the importance of tiger conservation. It is held every year on the 29th of July. NGOs, government organisations and ordinary citizens from every nook and corner of the world organise awareness programmes on this day to spread the significance of protecting the tiger.

Tiger Day was first celebrated in the year, 2010 at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit and was conceptualized when experts realised that tigers were very close to extinction. Many factors have caused tigers to dwindle, including habitat loss, climate change, hunting and poaching. Hence, by celebrating Tiger Day, it aims to protect and expand their habitats and raise awareness of the need of conservation.

From ancient times, the tiger has been the subject of constant attraction for their beauty and size and sometimes mythical stories are associated with it. Man’s fascination of the tiger is evident from the fact that the tiger is still a part of many national symbols and flags. In India, it is the national animal.

The images of tigers are also seen in many prehistoric cave carvings and it is even worshiped in some countries of the world. Destruction of tiger population is very much symbolic and is also a glaring indicator about the massive deforestation happening across the world.

If tigers get extinct from our forests completely, we will not only lose a species that is essential to many ecosystems, but it also means that enough forest habitats has been destroyed which can endanger many other animal species. For us, tigers are the symbol of wildlife’s fight for survival. It reminds us about the eminent dangers we face because of man’s greed and over exploitation of our Mother Nature.

JUBEL D’CRUZ

Mumbai, India

 

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