Martial Races

After 1857 Mutiny, British India started to recruit specific people in their military based on their history of faithfulness. Punjabis (including Indian Punjab) and Pashtuns were on top and were recruited with favoritism as they stood faithful to English against their own fellow citizens during the mutiny.

This is the base of theory of martial race. Or martial race theory. 

After the mutiny, Bengalis were ignored. They were considered ‘weak’ for military by the Britain and were ranked the lowest. They were considered good with pen and bad with military service – or slavery so to speak. No wonder, All India Muslim League was formed in Dhaka and not in Western India (today’s Pakistan).  

After the mutiny, the percentage of Punjabi and Pashtun soldiers gradually increased in the colonial army. By 1929, 62% of soldiers in the army were Punjabi.  After Independence in 1947, Pakistan military had a share of 72% Punjabis. Bengalis percentage in army never exceeded 9% from 1947 to 1971, even though they had around 55% share of the total population. This was the discriminatory system which crashed in 1971.

Recently, as reported by Guardian, records of 320,000 Punjabi soldiers from WW-I were uncovered from the depths of Lahore Museum. The data of these soldiers is being uploaded on Data of Sialkot, Jalandhar and Ludhiana districts have already been uploaded. This compilation and digitization of data is interesting.

Coming back to martial race, after Independence of 1947, Pakistan inherited the same military with the same unsaid rules. Punjabis and Pashtuns on top over other races and provinces. This is one of the reasons behind Fall of Dhaka in 1971. The discrimination, monopolization, and hate was embedded within the politics, as well as military.

The martial race theory was a comprehensive and long-term recruitment plan of Englishmen to rule the country through local countrymen. We all know General Dyer and Michael O’Dwyer as the men behind Jallianwala Bagh Massacre of 1919. But these two men didn’t fire a single bullet. Do you know who did? Punjabis did. That day, Punjabis in uniform killed Punjabi civilians. That day, Indians killed Indians. That’s why I always say militarism is dumb. It makes you a complete duffer and you don’t even think before firing a bullet on your own.

Let me elaborate with another scenario.

A sepoy belongs to lower economic strata of the society. He is less educated and is in the military for financial stability. He is sent on duty within the country. And his usual targets are men / women of lower economic strata of the society. He attacks men of his own class. He attacks houses like his own. It’s like Jallianwala Bagh in mini-series of a soldier’s life.

This current military system, which is in Pakistan, India and almost everywhere around the world, is inherited from Britain. Medals, ranks, uniforms, divisions, everything is English. They are all trained the same way. They are recruited, brainwashed, and systematically made dumb.

The men in military embrace militarism as their religion. No questions asked. No second thoughts. No consciousness before firing a bullet. No “conscientious objection”. Just like the soldiers who were trained for Jallianwala Bagh massacre.

When a solider kills his father in the line of duty in a movie, you get goosebumps. Isn’t it?

It’s a long topic. It’s debatable too. But you need to think. Ponder. Ask. Decline. Resist. Why rules are forced on you? Why you need to accept the standards already set?

“Why not” is the counter to every “Why”. Why not?

Your name, your race, your caste, your religion, your color, your belief and your subconscious is already done and decided without a single uninterrupted-input from your own self. What left is resurrection. Question yourself. Question your beliefs. Embrace your doubts. And explore.

His Highness was a rightist once. He was in absolute hate of all those who believed otherwise. He was in support of violence over nationalism and religion. He used to get goosebumps too. A loss of cricket match used to hit like a bullet. Embarrassing, I know. But then, a decade back, things changed. Literature changed. Perspectives changed. Everything changed. His Highness will write on the journey of change another time. Till then, embrace your subconscious, doubts, and dark questions – not in Freudian way though.

Judicial Brothel

Saad Rizvi comes out. Ali Wazir remains inside. That’s the whole judicial narrative of Pakistan.

Banned is not banned anymore. It’s welcomed by the impotents in power. NAP, however, is trashed.

By threatening the state with a couple of dead bodies, you can become a democratic entity. This is the message and this is the system.

This is also the narrative by the establishment – since the beginning. That’s why the majority got tired of minority and parted ways in 1971. Good for them. Happy 50 years of The Departed.

This is also the message of Gulzar Ahmed, Chief Justice of Pakistan, who stood shamelessly in front of the audience – including the unashamed Saqib Nisar – with his back to the brave beacon of hope we lost; Asma Jahangir.

Noor Mukadam was murdered brutally. Everyone knows the culprit. We all know the gruesome details of the murder. However, the judiciary is yet to give a verdict. Meanwhile, the killer is making joke of the judiciary in every hearing.

But CJ says he can’t be dictated and his judiciary is the best. Shit uttering shit in the most nonsensical way.

This judiciary is a brothel. If you have money, you can buy time and release. Raymond Davis was escorted by General Pasha himself on orders of this same judicial brothel.

Rao Anwar

Ehsan Ullah Ehsan

Sahiwal Massacre

APS justice

Model Town

12 May Karachi

Baldia factory

I bet you know more than me about this judicial brothel and its mockery of common people’s miseries.

So, Kurd was right. Absolutely right. Like Asma Jahangir was right.

It’s not a battle of left or right. It’s a battle for right. For justice.

And the hen who laid these rotten eggs is military.

This military has made this hung parliament to use these pawns accordingly.

This military has made these stalwarts in both government and in opposition to make a show.

This military has made these TLP, TTP, JuD and similar other outfits.

This military has all this set for a show for you to be busy in dumb discussions while they keep on making empires in the form of businesses, DHAs, islands in Australia, Pizza in America, and estates in Saudia.

While you keep on getting goosebumps. On music. On movies. On martyrdom which is a marketing technique and USP of military business.

This judiciary is just part of an extended business. That’s why they can’t do anything. They are told to let Davis go and the let go of Davis. They are told to ignore Rao and Rao is ignored. They are told to unlisten Ehsan and Ehsan is muted.

Now, you can hate His Highness. Because that was all too blunt for your fragile egos.

Relax. You are not their kid. They don’t care about you. You are not loved. You are not even needed. Embrace that. And evolve from here onwards.

TLP-PTI Season 2021

2017: TLP is standing for the Prophet PBUH and we are standing with them. Close the roads. Burn the papers. Bring the capital down. Throw the government out. [After the Break: Rs.1,000/- each]

2018 A: No comments. No participation. Ok, burn but we are not burning with you. Elections are ahead and we want power not protests.

2018 B: No, not anymore. We are ruling Islamabad now and we will not let them burn. Capital won’t come down.

2020: They are against peace of the society. Must be banned. Banned.

2021: They are blackmailing the state. We are Muslims and we are for Islam while they are also Muslims but they are not for Islam. Let me rephrase…

4 days back: They are on a mission against the country and funds are coming from abroad. It’s a conspiracy against Pakistan.

3 days back: We are in talks. Things are going ok.

2 days back: They are funded by India. They are Indian funded traitors working against Pakistan using Islam for their vested interests.

Today: We have an agreement. All is good for now. No, we cannot tell you details of the agreement now. Will do it in appropriate time. No, they are not Indians anymore.

Next season in next season.

Conclusion: Things would have been way better if judgement of Qazi Faez Esa could have been read with an open mind and implemented accordingly.