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|Society & You - Social Critic|
|Friday, 13 April 2012 23:17|
The bloodshed in Karachi, which has killed over 300 people [in] últmos in three months, has not stopped. The latest bloodshed began after the death of a political activist , Mansoor Mukhtar, who belonged to the MQM [en, Quami Movement Muthida] - the largest political party in Karachi. The next day - on March 28, 2012 - a political worker of ANP [en, Awami National Party], Mr. Zianulabdeen, was killed by unknown terrorists.
These killings, backed extortion activities and targeted killings, began a brutal chain reaction that has saddened the landscape of the city port. The chronology of the Dawn [in] pretty much sums up all the events that have occurred until 9 April.
The question of the million dollars is 'why violence always returns to Karachi?'
Soldiers stand guard next to a burning car that caught fire after a shooting that killed one activist of the Awami National Party (ANP) in Karachi. Image Mohsin Hasan. Copyright Demotix.
Last year, 1.175 people died [in]. There are many reasons for this violence. Some of these reasons are:
Pervez Hoodbhoy explains [in] the effects of overpopulation with a fish analogy. According to research, fish have two objectives: 1) increase access to space and 2) increase access to the amount of habitat complexity (presence of obstacles and hiding places such as rocks and plants) into the tank. As the fish are increased, there is less space available. Therefore, increased aggressiveness.
According to Hoodbhoy, Karachi is no different. The infrastructure has declined over the years. He quotes Eqbal Ahmed [in], who writes:
The ordinary people of the city are extremely discouraged by the current conditions of the city. Teenagers do not see any positive development in the near future. A shadow of hopelessness press comments. All they have is a request to God for a prosperous future. Teens gave the following opinions when asked [in] about the unrest in Karachi:
Faisal Natasha says:
Mirha Khan says:
Malika Niazi said:
Twitter and Facebook were flooded with comments of disappointment and criticism of the government to stop the violence.
Nadeem Paracha question of will the real terrorists in Karachi?
The government should take actions such as Jaffrry tweets: