Under which law ?

law.JPG Original & Full Image, Credits Farhan

I slightly agree with the views in comment. Who gave this locality the right to put this notice and create a blockade & under which law?. What about emergency situations especially if Ambulance or fire brigade need a safe passage. This is important especially its night time as we know how “well lit” our roads are at night. It also reminds me of an interesting documentary “UNITED GATES OF AMERICA“.

At the other side this seems to be the only community based effort available to secure a small area. Other being posting private guards at every gate/door. So what you call this attitude ? lawlessness, selfishness or a community effort to secure locality? Probably this picture is nothing compare to the jis ki lathi us ki bhains that is prevailed all over country but a violation of law is anyhow a violation.

10 Comments so far

  1. mansoor (unregistered) on July 28th, 2007 @ 5:15 pm


    i once read this sign on a gate saying “nuqsaan say bachnay kay lye gate kay saamnay gaari na khare karein” lolz!

    i’m gonna get me a pic of that soon. As for the boxing in communities, these are residential communities, with clearly marked in-out gates which emergency vehicles can use. Plus, quite a few of them have guards at these gates as well, though dont know about this one.

    Given the situation of the city a decade ago, these were (and still are) a very good idea. Just think about sea-view, once open, is now a group of three-four walled in communities with only two in-out gates.

  2. Imran (unregistered) on July 28th, 2007 @ 5:33 pm

    “Communal self-governance” in the face of a failed government.

    Self-preservation / survival is the first of the basic instincts.

    Good idea, i say.

  3. d0ct0r (unregistered) on July 28th, 2007 @ 6:12 pm

    we’ve also closed down our street by erecting pipe barriers manned by armed guards, ambulance of fire brigade can easily pass through these barriers .. its a community based effort and all residents share the monthly charges

  4. ALMOST DOCTOR (unregistered) on July 28th, 2007 @ 9:58 pm

    just the fact that these ppl had to come up with their own security shows that THERE IS NO LAW.
    law of the jungle, if u will.

  5. zee (unregistered) on July 28th, 2007 @ 10:33 pm


  6. d0ct0r (unregistered) on July 28th, 2007 @ 10:41 pm

    MQM is all set to be part of next govt as well.. insider say that MQM’s governor Ishrat was assisting Mush during a meeting with Benazir in Abudhabi.. and
    Altaf bai also seems happy with developments so far.. it seems that we’ll have to bear them for next term as well..

  7. M SaeedUr Rahman (unregistered) on July 29th, 2007 @ 8:11 am

    All these barriers are like membrance they are going to be broken somehow.Unfortunately the people revelution is coming.The polarization of wealth in one class of looters/military/govt high officials etc is the problem.All the roads are leading to PROBLEMISTAN and Failistan no Pakistan as we all have known it.
    Either people voluntary cave in and help solve the problem by giving back the loot or it will be taken away from them.

  8. asa (unregistered) on July 29th, 2007 @ 1:03 pm

    another lal masjid Govt writ has been challenged…but who cares they are not Mullas

  9. HITMAN (unregistered) on July 29th, 2007 @ 6:09 pm

    Read this: Political favouritism taints police recruitment
    Obviously, if these policemen r supposed to protect us, then we r better off by hiring private armed guards

  10. Syed Johny (unregistered) on August 7th, 2007 @ 10:18 pm

    you can hire private gaurds!
    but it does not give you right to block a public street!

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