Saturday, October 13, 2012

PAKISTANIS PRAY FOR RECOVERY OF GIRL SHOT BY TALIBAN

TALIBAN REITERATE VOW TO KILL
PAKISTANI GIRL IF SHE SURVIVES
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com - The police said on Friday that they had made several arrests in connection with the Taliban's shooting of Malala Yousafzai, a 14-year-old education activist who was critically injured, but militant commanders in northwestern Pakistan reiterated their intention to kill the schoolgirl or her father. After Friday prayer, Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf visited Yousafzai's family at a heavily guarded military hospital in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, where doctors were considering whether to send her abroad for treatment. “The next 48 hours will be critical,” Ashraf told reporters. 
Extremists targeted Yousafzai, who was shot in the head while riding in a school bus on Tuesday in Mingora, because, he said, “they were scared of the power of her vision.” “She is the true face of Pakistan,” he added. The interior minister, Rehman Malik, said the authorities had identified the two gunmen behind the shooting, but they had not been captured.

The fate of Yousafzai, who has become a symbol of defiance of the Taliban's extremist ideology, has gripped Pakistan. Television stations have provided intensive coverage of her medical treatment, and leaders from across the nation's political and religious spectrums have united in condemning the attack. A senior official from Jamaat-e-Islami, the country's largest religious party, accompanied Ashraf to the hospital. So did the parliamentary leader of the secular Muttahida Qaumi Movement, which dominates Pakistan's largest city, Karachi. 
In an interview with CNN on Thursday, the foreign minister, Hina Rabbani Khar, described the attack as a traumatic “wake-up call” that could prove to be a turning point in Pakistan's war against extremism. The shooting embarrassed the army because it had claimed to have largely eliminated the Taliban from the Swat Valley after a major military operation in 2009. The army is directing efforts to save Yousafzai, who is on a ventilator. Government officials have estimated her chances of survival at 50 to 70 per cent.

Millions of students in Afghanistan have participated in nationwide prayers for the recovery of Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old girl shot and gravely wounded this week by the Taliban in Pakistan's Swat Valley. Sirajuddin Ahmad, the spokesman for the Taliban in the Swat Valley, said that Yousafzai became a target because she had been “brainwashed” into making anti-Taliban statements by her father, Ziauddin Yousafzai. “We warned him several times to stop his daughter from using dirty language against us, but he didn't listen and forced us to take this extreme step,” he explained. Both father and daughter remain on the Taliban's list of intended victims. Malala's crime? She had spoken out against the group and its attempts to ban education for girls. And for that she got a bullet in the head and neck. Violence against innocents based on religious or political hatred can only be stopped if we develop the consciousness of universal brotherhood of all living being.


WHAT DO THE VEDIC TEACHINGS TELL US? 
Lord Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu propagated the cult of all-embracing Divine Love which brings universal brotherhood on a transcendental plane. According to Him forgetfulness of our eternal relation with the Supreme Godhead, Sri Krishna, is the root-cause of all afflictions. Sri Krishna is God of all gods, Supreme Persona having All-Existence, All-Knowledge and All-Bliss. Beginningless yet the Beginning of all and Prime Cause of all causes. The word “KRISHNA” means One Who attracts all and pleases all by His Wonderful Enchanting Beauty, Majesty, Munificence and Supremacy and this denotes the highest conception of Godhead with all perfections. ... So, remembrance of Sri Krishna or God is the Divine Panacea of all evils. The easiest and most effective way of remembering God is chanting the Holy name which can be practiced by all, irrespective of caste, creed, age, health, economic, social and educational status at any place or time.


Śrīla Bhakti Dayita Madhava Mahārāja :
“Realistic Solution for Diverse Humanity”
Speech at a ‘Spiritual Summit Conference’ - 1968, Calcutta, India.
Sree Chaitanya Gaudiya Math -  www.sreecgmath.org
http://www.sreecgmath.org/scgmtimes/scgmsbdm.php



Published by dasavatara das - "Vedic Views on World News"
http://www.vedicviews-worldnews.blogspot.com.ar/

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