Celebrate Dec 10 as ‘red day’ to remember bloodshed, crumbled rights: Fowzia

Karachi: United Nations President raises the slogan of “human rights for all” on the international day of human rights, but practically if there are any human rights they are highly discriminatory and not applicable to the poor, weak and vulnerable, said Dr Fowzia Siddiqui, leader of Aafia Movement here Wednesday.

Addressing to a demo in front of Karachi Press Club (KPC) here arranged by Aafia Movement on the eve of international day of human rights, she said the day of December 10th is celebrated as the human rights day by the United Nations worldwide, adding the UN president Ban Ki-moon has raised the slogan “human rights for all” implying no discrimination; however, what we see in reality is totally the opposite.

It seems the universal deceleration of human rights is only for the corrupt, rich and powerful, asserted the internationally recognized Pakistani woman activist.

“Massive murders and tortures in Rohingya, Syria, Iraq, Egypt, the unjust incarceration of hundreds of innocent Muslims like Dr Aafia Siddiqui globally and the inhumane tortures executed by America and its ally teams on prisoners and illegal detention centres like Guantanamo and Bagram, etc., with no accountability, the targeted killings of the blacks, Hispanics and Muslims within the American soil, the injustice and discrimination in courts are just a few examples of the gross human rights violations.”

Yet the United Nations remains silent, regretted Fowzia. “It has ears but does not hear our cries, eyes but does not see; it has limbs but does not act because these violations are done by its financiers.

This human rights day we question the very existence of human rights.”

However, the UN only could not be blamed. When it comes to human rights violations our Pakistani rulers are just as numb as their foreign masters, observed Fowzia, who also is one of the senior neurologists and epilepsy specialists of the country.

This 10th of December should be celebrated as a “red day” to remember the bloody year that has passed with human rights being crumbled by those very people who claim to champion them, she suggested.

“The silence of the United Nations, Muslim countries on Aafia Siddiqui, their inaction on stopping the horrible tortures committed on the innocent and weak is a shame and shows double standards not much different from the barbarian regimes.”

On the occasion a large number of Aafia Movement volunteers and civil society activists were present.