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Punishment is all about sending a message to keep silent

Manzoor Pashteen (Activist)

When we began we were fed up with life, treated like we were not human. One thousand per cent we were sure we would be killed.

Manzoor Pashteen (Activist)

People were oppressed. Their life had become intolerable. Curfews and insults by the army soldiers had stripped them of their pride

Manzoor Pashteen (Activist)

The military has become a state within a state

Manzoor Pashteen (Activist)

Our house had been surrounded by the army who picked up my father and uncle and detained them at a nearby checkpost

Manzoor Pashteen (Activist)

When I went there, they arrested me and put me in a room. They said protests against the army were detrimental to their morale.

Manzoor Pashteen (Activist)

So they [the military] took me out and brought me to a brigadier who said we are releasing you, but tell your friends to stop their campaign.

Manzoor Pashteen (Activist)

Extrajudicial killings of Pasthuns must stop. A judicial commission should be formed to investigate these killings because we think they are pre-planned. 

Manzoor Pashteen (Activist)

Our objectives are clear. We demand that all "missing people" be released. If they have committed any crime, they should be tried in a court of law.

Manzoor Pashteen (Activist)

I gave him my hat without any hesitation. Why not?

Manzoor Pashteen (Activist)

When I started the movement, I use to go from house to house and tell people what was going on in our area in terms of injustice and atrocities

Manzoor Pashteen (Activist)

Most of the time, I would get a reply from them: 'Pashteen, you will get killed. Don't do this.

Manzoor Pashteen (Activist)

The biggest benefit is Pakistan's stability. If the military, police and agencies are held accountable for their actions with checks and balances, Pakistan will benefit.

Manzoor Pashteen (Activist)

Everyone knows, it is a common thing said to us by the military forces near checkpoints 'esko murgha banao' [translated as: make him a rooster. A common form of punishment in South Asia, where the person takes a position of squatting and then holding the ears].

Manzoor Pashteen (Activist)

Extrajudicial killings and missing persons is not unique to Pashtuns. If a commission is formed to solve these issues, it will also benefit others.

Manzoor Pashteen (Activist)

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