This is an URGENT RESPONSE to the BLOGPOST before this.
I have received many many countless messages of support but I have received an equal amount of criticism in putting up this post and saying that I have potentially put many others at risk. Especially the students at risk.
I MAKE AN URGENT APPEAL to the students of NCA to not put themselves in ANY KIND OF HARM’S Way because of me or my words. I do not support anger and violence and lashing back and only reasonable debate and discussion. Unfortunately, as a blog visitor Ahsan Masood has aptly pointed out, that is exactly what my blog has achieved. It has made people only want to lash out and ‘villanize’ elements in general.
I don’t know what to feel. And I don’t know what to achieve by that post. I just thought I shouldn’t remain silent anymore, especially with so many people telling me of their own horror stories in Aitchison, LUMS, Kinnaird and etc. Of rape threats, death threats, phone and sexual harassment. I just felt like keeping quiet only helps these elements grow.
But what do I hope to achieve? I guess I am not as strong as I thought. Things in Pakistan are scary and people at risk for speaking up.
If any action has to be taken, it must be by NCA authorities and Ustaad Gohar should be given his right to explain himself. And then something worked out in a proper way. I would strongly suggest that no student get involved in slander and name calling. This would result in the situation going out of control.
I’m not ashamed of speaking up, but I am still afraid.