‘No peace without ensuring justice, human rights’
KARACHI: The speakers at a discussion on ‘The psychological effects of wars, insurgencies and terrorism’ stated that there would be no peace until justice was ensured and there would be no justice until basic human rights, including health and education, particularly respect were ensured for people.
These views were expressed by the intellectuals, Mowadat Rana, Unaiza Niaz, Sarmila Bose, Feriha Paracha while addressing the KLF here on Sunday. Murad Moosa was the moderator of the session. Highlighting the psychological perspective from Muslim World, they said there was a dire need to eradicate root causes of terrorism which was eating away our next generation like a termites. They stressed the need to raise the level of productivity, adding once productivity declines the cycle starts, which never ends. The speakers said we should shun every kind of terrorism present inside us, which is committed while dealing with people particularly children, women and underprivileged class.
The violence done to children and women at homes was also a type of terrorism, they noted. “If we really want a change in true sense we would have to look into us to root out terrorism inside us”, they maintained. Paracha said psychologists had pivotal role in mitigating terrorism, extremism and insurgency. She said mother is first nursery for teaching while school comes after it. She urged people to open eyes to determine the difference between right and wrong. Bose shared stories regarding oppression carried out in Balochistan. haris hanif
Source: Daily Times