The Amazing world of Not Knowing

A guy holds a spray can at someone else’s face, painting it black.
You see it on TV; black face. Moon kaaala ho gaya, hakoomat ka moon kaala and what not, use your imagination.

But in the Amazing World of Not Knowing, the person who sprayed, who’s face was not splattered with black ink, his face gets to be more black, and more shameful than the person who gets the paint-on-face treatment.

Sad.

A young, just-outta-law-school lawyer doing this would have pushed this incident in the domain of understanding perhaps; you can not justify this act, obviously. But an old bloke that I saw on TV, later being reffered to as a ‘senior’ lawyer!

God guide and protect us all, Aameen!

6 Comments so far

  1. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on September 25th, 2007 @ 6:06 pm

    Way earlier, I was pretty amused to see many of these ‘senior’ lawyers dancing and clapping like professional entertainers on the streets of Pakistan :)


  2. Haris (unregistered) on September 25th, 2007 @ 11:43 pm

    I really don’t agree with you. The person who was sprayed on has the ugliest and the darkest face. I think you didn’t see yesterday’s Bolta Pakistan on Aaj where he showed to the entire world what kind of shit he is.

    What about the great debate on geo where he openly abused lawyers and used maa behan wali galia.

    Moral of the story, keep your eyes and ears open.


  3. Momekh (unregistered) on September 26th, 2007 @ 12:25 am

    @HARIS: The person being sprayed on perhaps does have the ugliest and nastiest of whatever, but perhaps one can consider that the rule of tit-for-tat doesn’t apply here.

    If someone cheats you, this doesn’t mean you cheat him (or her). Most people end up doing that, but a wrong should be called a wrong, and discouraged nonetheless.

    Similarly, if you are this Kasuri fellow, and you are wrong, this doesn’t mean you get your face sprayed. There has to be a process. If the system if corrupt, which by almost all accounts it is then this doesn’t and shouldn’t justify you being corrupt. Improve it or find a better system.

    If you can justify spraying people – no matter how bad those people- with black paint, you can justify shooting people as well; the logic would be the same.

    As Metallica puts it, “And Justice For All…” :)

    Peace and God bless.


  4. SELF (unregistered) on September 26th, 2007 @ 3:33 am

    “If someone cheats you, this doesn’t mean you cheat him (or her).”

    This is not cheating…wrong analogy..

    “If you can justify spraying people – no matter how bad those people- with black paint, you can justify shooting people as well; ”

    Not really. You don’t see a difference in spraying and shooting? Spraying did not hurt Kasuri…and to me this did not cross the line. In west leaders/celebrities are pelted with eggs or have colour thrown on them…no one accuses anyone of shooting. Stop being so emotional. Your surname isn’t Kasuri by ay chance?


  5. Aamir Ali (unregistered) on September 28th, 2007 @ 3:14 am

    Self:

    Spraying is equal to a physical attack on a person, it also subjects them to public humiliation. If Mr Kasuri was not wearing glasses, his eyes could have been hurt. It was not some trivial act and Mr Kasuri didnt do anything to deserve such an assault.

    This spraying incident and the beating up of Naeem Bokhari shows that the “lawyers” are actually just political mobs.


  6. Momekh (unregistered) on September 28th, 2007 @ 6:42 am

    I agree with Aamir all the way, just before his last line. :)

    Lawyers are not a political mob. They are a mob. And a purposeful one. By calling them a ‘mob’, we of course underplay them.

    The ‘lawyers movement’, if you may, actually has a purpose and I still remember when the first rally was taken out right after the CJ incident, I was actually happy that, yes, at least someone’s give a damn enough to get out there and lodge a protest.

    Yes, there were riotings and bad moves on part of the ‘mob’, but on the whole, it was a concentrated, purposeful and a worth-fighting-for effort by our lawyer brethern.

    Don’t know about anyone here, but I am with the black coats, murder of crows, whatever you wanna call ’em. Justice should, by all means, should prevail.



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