Murder of FC Shia soldier Noor Hussain and single national curriculum – Ahmed Turi
In Mohmand District, FC’s (Shia) official Noor Hussain was shot dead by fellow (Deobandi) officials. The FC official hails from Baghdi village in Kurram District and his father, Subedar Ahmed Hussain, is also retired from the FC. According to reports, soldier Noor Hussain was returning home after completing his duty at around one o’clock […]
In Mohmand District, FC’s (Shia) official Noor Hussain was shot dead by fellow (Deobandi) officials. The FC official hails from Baghdi village in Kurram District and his father, Subedar Ahmed Hussain, is also retired from the FC.
According to reports, soldier Noor Hussain was returning home after completing his duty at around one o’clock in the afternoon when a fellow officer fired a shot from behind which hit him under the left shoulder and pierced his chest. After the first fire, when he tried to look back, there was another fire from the front that came out of the same wound in the back. Soldier Noor Hussain was rushed to hospital in critical condition where he succumbed to his injuries.
All this has been narrated by close relatives of Shaheed Noor Hussain who went to Mohmand District to see the injured and brought back the dead body. It was done at two o’clock at night.
FC officials have tried to call the killing a suicide, but the evidence is quite the opposite. Eight officers have been detained and an investigation has been launched to determine the motive and culprit of this murder.
Noor Hussein returned from Germany and became part of the FC, but unfortunately lost his life due to religious fanaticism. The family members also said that the slain official used to have religious discussions with the Deobandi officials from time to time.
The Pakistan Army is the guarantor of the survival and security of Pakistan, but General Zia-ul-Haq tried to de-ban this great institution by recruiting only one school of thought scholars, who devoted the Pakistan Army to the spirit of jihad but at the same time takfiriyat, and sow the seeds of the ideology of the Sipah-e-Sahaba, which itself has become a nightmare for this great institution. Since the FC is part of the Pakistan Army, such incidents are rare in the Pakistan Army, but it is impossible to investigate such incidents and uncover information about the culprits.
The FC is made up of tribal tribes and includes a large number of Shia personnel from Badakhel and Orakzai districts, including Turi-Bangash in Kurram district, stationed across Pakistan. Shia clerics are also arranged for these Shia officials in Muharram (expenses are paid for by the soldiers) and Imambargahs have been built wherever there are Shia officials in the FC from Bajaur to Waziristan, but the problem is that on the other hand, extremist clerics have been recruited to spread hatred, which has led to unfortunate incidents from time to time. be it Army Public School, GHQ, Mehran Base, Bannu Jail, DI Khan Jail Break attacks or attacks on former Army Chief Pervez Musharraf, extremist Deobandi officials have all been involved.
From Ilyas Kashmiri of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and Adnan Rashid of the Taliban, the list is so long that people like Major General Zaheer Abbasi, Brigadier Mutasim Balla and Brigadier Ali Khan have at many time planned to capture the Pakistan Army and made plans to make Pakistan an Islamic caliphate. A retired Pakistani general Shahid Aziz has been reported to have recently joined the terrorist group (ISIS) and died.
At the time of General Kayani, General Raheel Sharif, in view of this deteriorating situation, devised a counter-extremism plan in the Pakistan Army and imposed a complete ban on Tableeghis in the Pakistan Army, but this policy seems to have been abandoned.
Noor Hussain’s body was brought to Parachinar and he was buried in his native village of Baghdi, but the question is, will there be a plan to end this practice? Will there be psychological tests on the clerics in the Pakistani army to find out how much toxic religious material is in their skulls that infect young men and incite them to kill each other and consequently turn (God forbid) Pakistan into Syria and Iraq? Like going to civil war?
Incidents such as the assassination of soldier Noor Hussain must have never happened, if not linked to an organized series.
The Sipah-e-Sahaba has been spreading hatred for forty years and now a sinister plan to transfer it to innocent minds amidst takfiri ideologies has emerged in the form of so-called Unified Islamic Curriculum in which there is no question of religious and professional harmony and only one The Deobandi school of thought is being implemented all over Pakistan. Shouldn’t the curriculum teach children about other religions and sects living in Pakistan so that they are acquainted with the respect and mutual love of children of other schools of thought?
If Pakistan is to remain peaceful, it will have to monitor and reform everything from the curriculum to madrassas and mosques, and will have to abandon the promotion and support of extremist ideologies, which are now being sponsored by the state.
The role of Ulema is very important for establishing inter-faith and inter-religious harmony but in the guise of Ulema like Ahmad Ludhianvi, Aurangzeb Farooqi, Tahir Ashrafi, Muneeb-ur-Rehman, Khadim Rizvi and Ashraf Jalali, we have to get rid of black sheeps and wolves and be moderate. The views of scholars must be considered.
Otherwise, young men like Noor Hussain will continue to be killed by his uniformed FC personnel brother, governors like Salman Taseer will continue to be killed by his guards, and federal ministers like Shahbaz Bhatti will continue to be killed by terrorists on the streets, even in suicide bombings. If this does not end then we will have to be prepared for more heartbreaking incidents like Army Public School. The accused will continue to be killed in the courts.
The time has also come for Shia clerics to organize on a single platform and raise their voices against Shia targeted killings, which can rightly be called Shia genocide, and to form a united front against the curriculum review and the Takfiri bill introduced in the assemblies. Otherwise, this is not going to stop here.