Hypocrisy or منافقت

انگریزی کا لفظ ہیپوکریسی یا ہیپو کرائسی تو ہم بڑی آسانی سے بغیر ایک لمحہ توقف کیئے کہ جاتے ہیں البتہ اس کا ترجمہ اردو میں کر دیا جائےیعنی منافقت کہا جائے تو ہم چونک جاتے ہیں۔اسی طرح اور بہت سے الفاظروزانہ سننے میں آتے ہیں جو ہم اپنی بولی میں ادا کرنا شائد معیوب سمجھتے ہیں۔ آپ نے سنا ہو گا آجکل مائیں کہتی ہیں “بے بی نے پاٹی کر دی ہے یا باتھ روم کر دیا ہے (گو باتھ روم کا تصور ہی غلط ہو جاتا ہے) میرے ایک ہم جماعت کہا کرتے تھے انگریزی میں ہمیں گندگی بھی بھلی حسوس ہوتی ہے اور اپنے وطن کی اچھائی کی بھی ہم قدر نہیں کرتے۔

آخر کیا وجہ ہے کہ ہم اپنی بولی (زبان) کے بارے میں بھی منافقت برتتے ہیں ؟کوئی اہل قلم صاحب یا صاحبہ اس پر روشنی ڈالیں گے۔

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The Veil (Hijab) Hypocrisy in the West

During the last rituals of Pope, American President, George Walker Bush and First Lady of America, Laura Bush were also present. During the whole ceremony, Ms Laura Bush had covered her head properly with a veil. Also all the other American and European women present there had covered their heads properly with veils.

It is also to be noted that all the Christian Nuns / Sisters always keep their heads properly covered with veils which are exactly same in shape as the scarf (Hijab) used by Muslim women to cover their heads. The same covering of head by Muslim women is openly and strongly being opposed by the American and European authorities and organizations. So much so that covering of heads by girl students and teachers has been banned in many educational institutions in USA, Canada and Europe.

In addition covering of head by some in USA, Canada and Europe dubbed as sign of oppression while the others call it fundamentalism / extremism.

If this is not blatant Hypocrisy then what else ?

Further, Pope is leader of all the Churches in the world who is always a man. Heads of all the churches in the world are always men. There have been and are many very senior Nuns / Sisters in different churches. At least some of them may have been excellent in knowledge and character but never a Nun / Sister has been made head of the church.

On the other hand the People in America and Europe bitterly criticize Muslims that they do not let women come forward in the religious institutions. If some one goes back in to history, he / she will find several Muslim women scholars of Islam who were also accepted by all the Muslims as Mufti (one who is an authority on Islam and can issue an edict). Can anybody bring one example of such a woman in any other religion ? No, there is none.

If it is not Hypocrisy on the part of Americans and Europeans then what else ?

Hypocrisy and Government of Pakistan

Hypocrisy and Government of Pakistan.

Hypocrisy with rulers of our country (Pakistan) has always been there since 1953 when the first elected national assembly of our country was dismissed through an executive order but it increase with time to be at the peak for the last few years. It all descends from the top . View a few facts before I touch the matter of human rights, especially, of women about whom the government makes big boasts.

(1) About a week back, General Pervez Musharraf, President of Pakistan and Chief of Army Staff (COAS), claimed that the army was not involved in political matters or that the elected government was running the country.

Fact is that Pervez Musharraf is occupying the chair of president while he is COAS and addresses political meetings arranged by ruling Pakistan Muslim League and that mostly wearing uniform of COAS while in parliamentary system neither the president nor COAS is supposed to involve himself in politics.

Armed forces officers are occupying 831 posts in the civilian government (Lt Gen/Maj Gen & equivalent in Air Force = 35, Admiral/Vice Admiral (Navy) = 20, Army Brigadiers = 102, Army Colonels = 205, Army Majors = 208, Other Ranks = 150)

Now a letter published in Daily Dawn on April 07, 2005 written by S. Asif Majeed of Karachi with title “Role of Army”.

“The Command and Staff College Quetta supplement (Dawn, March 30) made
interesting reading. It took me back to the early ’50s when I was a young
policeman in Balochistan. The college was commanded by Maj-Gen Tilly (British).
My boss, an Englishman named R. G. Mellor, and I were sitting in the
Quetta Club downing a frothy when in walked Gen Tilly who gave us a lecture on
civil and military relations. In his opinion the army and the civil never really
mix, since they have hardly anything in common”. It certainly seems a very far
cry from those days, now that almost every important civilian job is manned by
either an active or retired army officer. It may be an unkind cut, but a friend
of mine jokingly remarked that they are all over the place. Turn a brick and
what do you find? – even the ants are wearing khaki. Yes indeed there are plenty
of square pegs fitted into round holes. But to be fair, credit must be given
where it is due. The army is by and large making a really good job of it. The
danger, of course, lies in the fact (and this is becoming more obvious by the
day) that the cancer of corruption is spreading far too rapidly to be controlled
by the higher echelons of the army. Corruption, politics and the running of a
civilian government are always best left to parliament and elected politicians.”

It has been reiterated by Gen Pevez Musharraf several times that the corruption has been rooted out from the upper level. The fact remains that all the most corrupt politicians are members of his present cabinet.

Coming to rights of men and women. It is simply a rhetoric and nothing has been practically done for oppressed women. Many statements were issued by the top persons of present government in favour of Mutaran Mai. Even prime minister granted her a meeting. However, nothing has been done to stop such cases from happening because these are being caused by the Waderas who are in the government / supporters of the government.