Banning unions is not a solution to controlling violence on campus/society, it just makes the educated youth voiceless. For addressing violence, one has to effectively diagnose the root cause of it, the environment that makes violence possible and profitable, 1/4
...the political elites that in the past weaponized students and used unions as tools to retain power.

Student unions have been banned in this country for the past 37 years. 2/4
The 60% plus youth of this country have no platform to channelize their anger, creativity, need for community through a political process. They learn nothing about how to engage with political structures and to put forward their demands as citizens in a democratic way. 3/4
So the cycle of accepting the status quo as fate, because of lack of agency in exercising their collective power and will, continues and it stems right from our educational institutes. 4/4
Part 2

#RestoreStudentUnions involve students in the process & keep the future in mind (not who gets credit)

Unions must be political (nothing is apolitical) but they mustn't be politicized by ruling elites. Fine line, one that CAN absolutely be drawn!

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Eid mubarik to all except pak fauj.
Pak fauj has ruined this country & killed their own people trying to please the gora or the higher ups among their ranks.

Pak fauj has been manipulating our education, making media its puppets, playing doll-house with Pakistani civilian politics

#notAllFaujis #OnlyTheInstitute
Wish we could sacrifice your superiority complex instead of goats.
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نفس اپنے کی کوتاہی جو ہے سو ہے
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