Militarised justice


Prior to the first anniversary of the APS attack, at least four terrorists found guilty of the bestial crime have been hanged. So harrowing was the tragedy that even a year later it is impossible to read through the heart-wrenching stories published by Dawn as a memorial to the children claimed by the ghastly attack. Peshawar 2014 shook Pakistan’s soul. We questioned our humanity and wondered how we had managed to rear amongst us such monsters who target kids to feed their agendas of hate.

The images of Aylan Kurdi with all his innocence washing up on a Turkish beach shook the world’s conscience. There couldn’t have been a parent who saw the images and didn’t worry about the safety of his/her own kid or feel for the distraught father.