Sunday, June 17, 2007

Contemptible A**hole of the Day

Farooq Leghari: Like Grand Father Like Grand Son...

Why? See "History Repeats Itself" in Dawn:

DERA GHAZI KHAN: In February 1918, Sardar Jamal Khan Leghari accompanying then assistant superintendent of police Andrews along with police and rangers inspected a crowd from his locality and conscripted the youths for the World War I.On May 24, his son Sardar Farooq Leghari accompanying President General Pervez Musharraf arrived in the Sports Stadium, waved his hands to the penned crowd. This time the people were gathered to clap and show allegiance to the top military chief of Pakistan.


It can be seen in the War History Report of DG Khan that despite the fierce resistance offered by the people and certain clans even underage boys were conscripted for the war.Sir Nair in his book, Gandhi and anarchy, writes about conscription in India. He says people cried against conscription. They were forcibly brought from the villages and beaten with sticks. They were made to stand naked right before their women with their hands bound and their shoes placed on their heads.

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