4 more people have died and 5 wounded in the fresh bloody clashed between the security forces and the supporters of Maulana Fazlullah, and local Talibans have also beheaded some 6 to 12 security officials after the allegations of spying. After the cross-fire, people and tourists have started to migrate from the area, and authorities have brought in gunship helicopters and fighter planes to bomb out the joints of Maulana Fazlullah.
Once Swat was considered as one of the premier tourist attractions of Pakistan, and it was the home of natural beauty, peace and tranquility. Things were getting awry and alarming for quite sometime, but as usual no one took notice. Things are so complicated out there in Swat; you cannot really pinpoint single person or group for the recent clashes.
It is the need of hour to identify the root cause of such queasy-insurgencies. The root cause of the problematic situation in Swat, Waziristan, and elsewhere is the Pakistan’s unabashed willingness to fight the US’s war on terrorism. Period. Because, due to the ignorance, US considers every Muslim with beard a part and parcel of Taliban, and takes actions against them, and majority of the Muslims of FATA and NWFP are with beards and follow the Islam strictly, so that is why US is targeting them more, and that is why people in these areas are angry and compelled to lift the arms in their defense.
But no sensible and reasonable person can justify the be-headedness of security officials in Swat. No way. The concept of creating state within the state should also not be supported. Pakistan is an Islamic country, and we all want Shariah law here, but it needs a smooth and peaceful transition. Why not Maulana Fazlullah learns any lessons from Lal Masjid?
Lal Masjid and its affiliated Madaris were doing a great job of educating people and raising awareness amongst them, and more and more people were getting the true picture of Islam, but then they themselves destructed everything, and now all that peaceful preaching has stopped. Maulana Fazlullah is pursuing the same way, and if it carries on then only the Muslims will die and all the harm will be inflicted upon Pakistan.