Poetry From The Streets Of Toronto

BY: R.RAHI, Toronto, Canada
It’s fun no more
Witnessing our leaders
How shamelessly
Under the threat of their lives
They keep lowering their pants.

I have tried and failed
But there is still a hope
A gallant human soldier is
Gonna rise and help our
Leaders to hold tight on their belts

Source- Posted by R.Rahi, rahioftoronto@yahoo.com rahioftoronto on Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:53 am ((PDT)) at the yahoo group of CPP

Daily Times: Monday, April 20, 2009

TNSM chief sets 4-day deadline for establishing Darul Qaza:
Apex courts are un-Islamic: Sufi
* Cleric says no room for democracy in Islam
* Tells government to withdraw judges from Malakand

MINGORA: Swat cleric Sufi Muhammad, who played a central role in the imposition of the Nizam-e-Adl Regulation in the valley, declared on Sunday that the country’s superior courts were un-Islamic and could not hear appeals against decisions of the newly set up qazi courts.

“There is no room for democracy in Islam,” said Sufi, the chief of the banned Tehreek-e-Nifaz-e-Shariat-e-Muhammadi (TNSM), while addressing a gathering in the central Grassy Ground in the main Swat town of Mingora.

Western democracy was a “system of infidels” and had divided the clerics and the people of Pakistan into factions, he said, and the Supreme Court and the high courts were strengthening the system.

The TNSM chief told the government to withdraw all judges from Malakand division – including from Kohistan district – within four days and set up a Darul Qaza to hear appeals against the decisions of qazi courts.

He also demanded the appointment of qazis at the district and tehsil levels throughout the division.

“The government will be responsible for all the consequences if our demands are not implemented,” he warned.

Sufi said he had been forced repeatedly to approve of democracy when he was in detention, but he did not agree.

The cleric said the Islamic system was yet to be established in the world because the world belonged to God, and that the existing laws were unacceptable.

He said it was impossible to implement the Nizam-e-Adl – promulgated on Wednesday following a nod from the president and the National Assembly – without support from the army and the police.

Stringent security arrangements had been made for the public meeting, with 300 TNSM operatives encircling the site. ghulam farooq/daily times monitor

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