Policeman Victimised!!

On March 24th as Ali Hassan Solangi left the mosque in Hyderabad, he was kidnapped at Gunpoint by 4 men and taken to the Shah Bukhari Shrine. When he reached there his hands were chopped off at the wrists by his kidnappers, he was shot in both legs and acid was thrown in his face. His kidnappers then left him there to die.He was rescued by people who heard him screaming in intolerable pain at the shrine and is now in Room #8, Burns Ward LUMHS Hyderabad City as of April 08 2008.

His only crime was what we keep screaming for our police to do, uphold the law!

The story behind this gruesome torture as told by the victim is: “I (Ali Hassan) was on duty during the Local Body Elections on August 25, 2005, at the Polling Station Govt Boys High School Khabar Khero, UC #4 Qasim Abad. Noor Muhammad Shoro, who was contesting for the seat of the Taluka Nazim and Deedar Shoro, the candidate for UC Nazim came to the polling station. They started casting bogus votes. When the Presiding Officer, Professor Naila Jarwar tried to stop them, they physically attacked her and tore her cloths. It was unbearable for me so I interrupted them and pushed them out of the polling station as it was my duty to safeguard the polling staff. Meanwhile, I also called up the Rangers for help. When the Rangers arrived, they arrested the two men. While they were being arrested, both Noor Muhammad Shoro and Deedar Shoro extended threats to me. I think chopping my hands is a punishment for my loyalty to my duty. I am proud of my hands which
were raised against injustice and I am optimistic that one day I will get justice.”

I condemn this action against a brave police officer with the utmost disgust!!! I plea to our authorities to do something for the plight of Ali Hassan Solangi or else those who think for even a second of courage in our police force will never dare to exercise it ever again.

Story source : A Reluctant Mind

20 Comments so far

  1. obiwankenobe on April 13th, 2008 @ 2:41 am

    Why are you posting this? It has nothing to do with Karachi.

  2. Faisal.K (faisalk) on April 13th, 2008 @ 2:51 am

    I felt and the captain of the KMB team agrees that even though this is not Karachi related it is our duty to highlight such events even if they take place on the fringes of this city. If you like i can post a picture of sea view so all of us can sleep better mumbling "all is well"

  3. starkcontrast (stabani) on April 13th, 2008 @ 2:51 am

    @obiwankenobe: You came to Karachi Metblogs for information about Karachi?? What’s wrong with you! Everyone knows KMB is a socio-political blog regarding Pakistan and a personal blog for some authors, highlighting a severe tilt towards anti-MQM and anti-Musharraf/Army viewpoint.

  4. starkcontrast (stabani) on April 13th, 2008 @ 4:14 am

    No Faisal, we’re just sick of all the "political" commentary around here. Report the news, don’t comment on it. Do it on your own blog.

  5. pkman on April 13th, 2008 @ 5:24 am

    This is truly sad. Instead of condemning and commenting on this horrific act on an upstanding Pakistani, commentators here are arguing about whether this should have been posted at all.

    To all these posters: Look at the picture. Look at it! Now, imagine if this was done to you and people, instead of standing up for you, harassed the messenger. Truly shameful.

  6. obiwankenobe on April 13th, 2008 @ 6:23 am

    Faisal who is the captain by the way, Teeth Maestro ?

    Pkman, I have nothing against this post personally, I agree that we should condemn this but there is a platform for every thing and certainly KMB is not for such things which even do not occur within a city. And by the way, I dot _not_ complain at all unless I am willing to do any thing. If you are not part of a solution then you are part of a problem simply.

  7. pkman on April 13th, 2008 @ 7:13 am

    Obiwan: So, where else has this action been condemned? Do we have a Hyderabad Met Blog? Isn’t KMB for postings that affect the people of Karachi and do things like this not affect us?

    Also, the statement "if you are not part of the solution then you are part of the problem" comes from the same mindset as "you are either with us or you’re against us," or "its black and white." Know what i mean?

  8. mastqalandar on April 13th, 2008 @ 8:01 am

    Faisal K,

    Why don’t you collect some funds to help this poor guy. I promise I will contribute too, Insha Allah.

  9. obiwankenobe on April 13th, 2008 @ 9:09 am

    Pkman, Yeah you guessed it right, that is the new way of living. Either you are with us or you are not. If can’t comply with that then you have no right to complain.

    @Mast: How should we fund this guy ? How many we can support ? Why not we go after the culprits ? Where is now Geo channel, Dr Shahid Qureshi, Hamid Mir, and our so called civil society. The guy has clearly given the names of those behind the heinous act so I guess we can send some lawyers, civil society people, Geo Staff to look into this issue and dig this matter but who am I kidding. I wonder why this guy was left alive in the first place ? I don’t feel sorry for this guy, it was his fate but I feel sorry for all the people who are in power and are not doing any thing. Why do we need to publish this on blog to get attention ? Why do we need to beg for justice in first place ?

  10. balma on April 13th, 2008 @ 9:38 am

    The guys who did this barbaric act, which party did they belong too?

    Guys, let me say this again…..more religion you teach in schools and more tajveed-e-Quran you include in Urdu kee chauthee kitab, more barbaric acts like this you will be seeing.

    I felt extremely bad looking at this picture…. I just can’t believe how stupid and criminals Pakistanis have come to be.
    Even if the act didn’t happen in Karachi, we need to know of such barbaryat and zulm-o-sitam.

  11. balma on April 13th, 2008 @ 9:41 am

    I thought things like this happened in movies like Sholay, or were committed by fanatics of Al Qaida and Taliban. But, nooooo, I am wrong as usual. This can happen to someone over some stupid national or provinicial election seat.

  12. Adnan Siddiqi (adnansiddiqi) on April 13th, 2008 @ 10:22 am

    on a related note, Shoaib Suddle who played a main role to clear Karachi with flith of MQM’s millitancy is BACK as IG Sind. I can just hope we would get rid of Mobile snatching now.

  13. Adnan Siddiqi (adnansiddiqi) on April 13th, 2008 @ 10:24 am

    Balma, Ironically MQM cabal belong to your cable of Atheism/Secularism and Darwinism but killed Karachiites in more barbaric way than anyone else.

    It’s high time that you consult a doctor in your state otherwise one would have to consult Oxford dictionary guys to redefine "Analytical Skills"

  14. frozenflame on April 13th, 2008 @ 10:37 am

    @obiwankenobe, wow man you seriously post some of the most illogical views. In general, the medium "internet" is for sharing information. If you are so tilted towards criticizing the reason for this post, why don’t you come forward and do something constructive for his cause. If you dont have the resources do this, I would sincerely advice you to forward this post on other blogs as well, so that any influential person can help his cause.

  15. Adnan Siddiqi (adnansiddiqi) on April 13th, 2008 @ 11:06 am

    some of the most illogical views.

    As usual.

  16. MB (kar_munib) on April 13th, 2008 @ 11:49 am

    Faisal Karachi being in SINDH, KMB also (but rarely) covers stories from SINDH so relax and ignore arguments on covering this story

    Thanks for sharing, a good post indeed

    As for the story itself, well if you have an IG police with this sort of attitude, imagine the rest of the lot

  17. d0ct0r (d0ctor) on April 13th, 2008 @ 1:31 pm

    yet another lame attempt by @balma to associate quran/islam with terrorism/barbaric acts/violence… @balma don’t tell me you’re trying to imply that all those goons from MQM’s terrorist aid committee were hafiz quran who set on fire Tahir Plaza and burnt to death 7 people(inculding 2 women)

  18. pkman on April 13th, 2008 @ 3:38 pm

    Obiwan: I was hoping you would get my reference, but you didn’t. The "you are with us or against us" policy is that of the Bush Administration. So, in confirming that you agree with it, you are agreeing with Guantanamo Bay, the invasion of Iraq, pre-emptive strikes against supposed enemies, etc.

  19. umairmirza on April 14th, 2008 @ 11:15 am

    OBIwan .. u made the mess of a "VERY imp BLOG POST" !

  20. balma on April 15th, 2008 @ 6:01 pm

    Which political party was responsible here? Anyone has any answer?

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