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Justice delayed is ‘education’ denied! 

20 Julie 2010 12:23:21 nm

Justice delayed is ‘education’ denied!

By: Sohail Rashid 
Educational career of the children who have been sitting along with their families at the protest camps in front of National Press Club for many a month now is at stake owing to delay in justice.
“I was in grade-3 when I had to leave school because of the unfavourable conditions. Now, I am living in this camp with my family because we were made to run from our houses by an influential Baloch leader, Talal Bughti. I want to study in school but I can’t until we go back to our home,” said Aleena Durrani, a young Baloch girl who has been staying along with his family in this protest camp for three months demanding justice from Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammad Choudhry.
Aleena further told that her three elder brothers Saddam, Jhangir and Taimoor have also been deprived of the right to education who were previously studying in grade-8, 9 and 12 respectively.
“I miss my school and class-mates a lot and I wish going back to my school; sitting with my fellows on the same benches.” She said, with tears rolling down her cheeks, while talking to this news agency.
 
Afaaq Gil is another child living in the very next camp to Aleena’s. He belongs to a Christian family of Sialkot and has been living here for more than three months, protesting against the non-payment issue by the Overseas Ministry. “I am a student of grade-5 but right now I have to study on my own having no teacher in the camp,” regretted Afaaq Gill. He further told that he has three siblings; two sisters and one younger brother, Faraz who is a student of grade-1.
 
Dilawar Gill, father of Afaaq Gill when contacted said that he has not enough money to send his children to school and that he would not go anywhere until the authorities will not listen to his demands. “As far as educational career of my children is concerned, government is responsible for it which is not dealing with me justly,” he alleged.
 
He further said that my children who should be in schools in this age are sitting on footpaths to seek justice and I am afraid that this would generate a negative impact in their minds and they will certainly think of taking revenge of the injustice at the hands of society as they grow up.
 
Irrespective of all the misfortunes that fell on these families as well as the indifferent and cold-hearted response from the authorities, the most agonizing fact is that these innocent souls are being deprived of the basic right of education. In case of any further delay in extending help, ‘justice delayed’ would not only be ‘justice denied’ to the families but also amount to ‘education denied’ to their children.Infochange News and Features Network
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Justice delayed is ‘education’ denied!
By: Sohail Rashid 
Educational career of the children who have been sitting along with their families at the protest camps in front of National Press Club for many a month now is at stake owing to delay in justice.
“I was in grade-3 when I had to leave school because of the unfavourable conditions. Now, I am living in this camp with my family because we were made to run from our houses by an influential Baloch leader, Talal Bughti. I want to study in school but I can’t until we go back to our home,” said Aleena Durrani, a young Baloch girl who has been staying along with his family in this protest camp for three months demanding justice from Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammad Choudhry.
Aleena further told that her three elder brothers Saddam, Jhangir and Taimoor have also been deprived of the right to education who were previously studying in grade-8, 9 and 12 respectively.
“I miss my school and class-mates a lot and I wish going back to my school; sitting with my fellows on the same benches.” She said, with tears rolling down her cheeks, while talking to this news agency.
 
Afaaq Gil is another child living in the very next camp to Aleena’s. He belongs to a Christian family of Sialkot and has been living here for more than three months, protesting against the non-payment issue by the Overseas Ministry. “I am a student of grade-5 but right now I have to study on my own having no teacher in the camp,” regretted Afaaq Gill. He further told that he has three siblings; two sisters and one younger brother, Faraz who is a student of grade-1.
 
Dilawar Gill, father of Afaaq Gill when contacted said that he has not enough money to send his children to school and that he would not go anywhere until the authorities will not listen to his demands. “As far as educational career of my children is concerned, government is responsible for it which is not dealing with me justly,” he alleged.
 
He further said that my children who should be in schools in this age are sitting on footpaths to seek justice and I am afraid that this would generate a negative impact in their minds and they will certainly think of taking revenge of the injustice at the hands of society as they grow up.
 
Irrespective of all the misfortunes that fell on these families as well as the indifferent and cold-hearted response from the authorities, the most agonizing fact is that these innocent souls are being deprived of the basic right of education. In case of any further delay in extending help, ‘justice delayed’ would not only be ‘justice denied’ to the families but also amount to ‘education denied’ to their children.