BY Osama Ameer
Recently, a professor of Quaid-e-Azam University wrote a column in the context of the closure of the university as a result of rioting by his own trained linguistic councils. But on this occasion too, becoming an example of ‘Khisiani Bili Khamba Noche’, the Jamiat Islami started hurling objections and baseless accusations at the students. It should have been that they condemned the actions of the racist councils that destroyed the peace of the university and injured many students, talked about love, tolerance and co-existence, but once again hollow and false ‘liberalism’. Revealed his face.
Perhaps it is the envy of Islamic Jamiat students discipline, continuous success and popularity among the students, which leads to gratify the ego by creating a fabricated history by turning away from the facts. However, it is necessary to look at the mirror on this occasion, in which the bright chapter of the history of student resistance can be seen and decided who resisted imprisonment, state oppression and dictatorial tyranny.
Those who accuse the Jamiat of rising under Zia should know that before Zia-ul-Haq came, Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba had won union elections under Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto. Who does not know that Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was one of the ideological opponents of Jamiat. And it is not hidden that how was his attitude towards political opponents. Jamaat-e-Islami’s Dr. Nazir was martyred when he could not shut his mouth, Balochistan’s Abdul Asamed Khan was martyred, while the then leader of the opposition, Abdulali Khan, was put behind bars. Even during his tenure, Jamiat won the union elections despite severe adverse conditions and Bhutto’s dream of making his organization successful could not be fulfilled.
During the tenure of General Zia-ul-Haq, the Jamiat again achieved nationwide success in the Union. But the country’s dictator banned the student union based on the dynamic role of student movements. Jamiat started a nationwide resistance movement against Zia-ul-Haq for killing the fundamental right of the student community, then the Islamic Jamiat-e-Taliba’s chief, Merajuddin Khan, was sentenced to whipping, and hundreds of Jamiat workers were imprisoned in the jails of the country. Endured hardships. Jamiat leaders were expelled from their universities and state restrictions were placed on university admissions.
Meanwhile, the shameful role of left-wing organizations is also a part of history. Newspapers of this period are preserved. From which the entire imagery of this period is possible. President of the Punjab University Union of that era, Honorable Amirul Azim Sahib, has published a detailed description of it in a column. Apart from a few protests in Karachi, the left-wing organizations have kept a watchful eye on the situation.
By the way, this history is not only here but Jamiat also won the elections held in Punjab by the Benazir government in the nineties after Zia-ul-Haq. After that, there have been governments of Non-League, People’s Party and PTI, but no one could reduce the popularity of Jamiat.
Therefore, it is necessary that instead of turning a blind eye to the facts, understand your real mistakes, avoid baseless accusations and try to increase your stature by serving students in the field of action. Perhaps in this way, it will help to understand the role of Islamic Jamiat students and correct analysis, and the signs of the rise of the place and the destination!