CHILDREN LIVING UNDER TERROR IN PAKISTAN- MONTHLY REPORT (NOVEMBER)

Bilal (13) trained as suiside-bomber

Bilal (13) trained as suiside-bomber

Institut de recherche et d’études stratégiques de Khyber (IRESK),  a partner of International Alliance against Terrorism (IAAT), fully support the International Advocacy Conference, Stand Up for Malala, organized by UNESCO at Paris.

But, we would like to bring the attention of the UNESCO towards a hard reality that without providing security and protection to the girls who like to go to school, the objectives of Universal Education cannot be achieved.

We are not sure that the girls will enroll in mass in the prevailing atmosphere of fear, where the terrorist factories in North Waziristan region are bent upon producing suicide bombers to kill those innocent civilians and children who demand their right for education, the right to live and the right to express their opinion.

We would like to turn the attention of UNESCO & the Government of Pakistan towards two very recent examples as under:

On November 28, 2012, Police arrested a terrorist named Yahya, from Naurang town in Lakki Marwat District while he was taking three boys, identified as Shah Hussain, Rehan and Mukhtiar Ahmad, to North Waziristan Agency of FATA for training as suicide bombers. The group kidnapped boys before shifting them to North Waziristan Agency for training as suicide bombers.

On October 16, 2012,  Bilal (13) trained as suicide bomber,  resident of Qamberkhel area of the Bara, tehsil in Khyber Agency along with a manipulator named Jehangir, (22), were arrested by Peshawar Police at around 07:00 pm. Police was alerted by the cries of the  teenager for help. “Don’t come near to me, I have the bomb,” Bilal warned the police. The accomplice Jahangir had the suicide jacket trigger device. Policemen snatched the trigger in a very witting exercise.

The severity of the situation can be gauged from the fact that 7000 children are reported to have been abducted in PAKISTAN in 2011.

We cannot be sure of the fruitfulness of the Universal Education until the education system is reformed and modernized in Pakistan.

We cannot be sure of any improvement in schooling in Pakistan, where more than 40000 thousand Madrassas  are spreading the message of Jihad and hate.

The month of November was the deadliest as 16 children were killed and more than 31  injured in different terrorists incidents in Pakistan.

More than 13 schools have been bombed and destroyed by terrorists in FATA and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province in the Month of November.

CHILDREN VICTIMS OF TERRORISM:

01-11-2012

a)      A mortar shell hit a house in Malikdinkhel area of Bara, injuring eight members of a family. It was unclear whether the shell was fired by militants or SFs.

b)      Unidentified assailants killed a girl named Samreen and injured a member of a local peace committee, Fazl Ghani, in Sair Thelegram locality on the outskirts of Malam Jabba area of Swat District in Khyber

c)      Three women and a child of the same family were injured when the women stepped on a landmine in Bekhar area of the Dera Bugti District.

02-11-2012

At least 18 people, including seven women and four children, were killed and five others injured as unidentified assailants fired indiscriminately at a local passenger van parked outside a petrol pump in the Jhalawan Complex area of the Khuzdar District of Balochistan.

06-11-2012

The militants of Mullah Nabi Hanfi group stormed the house of Gul Marjan in the Sarakdan area of Hangu District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and killed a relative of Marjan, identified as Abdul Ghafoor, and injured five others, including a woman and children.

12-11-2012

Four children were injured when a shell landed on a house in Zawa area in Akka Khel area.

13-11-2012

Two women and three children were injured when a mortar shell fell on the house of Sarteeb Khan in Khawangi area of Akkakhel.

19-11-2012

A child was killed and two others, including a woman and a child, were injured when militants fired a mortar shell from Ganjgil Top in Afghanistan in a house in Hilal Khel village in Bajaur Agency.

20-11-2012

BAJOR AGENCY : A girl child named Fatima was killed and a women Gul Haya Bibi was injured in a rocket attack fired from Afghanistan in Bajor agency of FATA.

21-11-2012

At least 20 mourners, including two minors, were killed and more than 30, including three Police personnel and five children, were wounded in a suicide blast at a mourning procession taken out from the Imambargah Qasar-e-Shabbir in Dhok Syedan area on Misrial Road in Rawalpindi District of Punjab.

22-11-2012

a)      Two schoolchildren, identified as Inayatullah and Himat Khan, were injured in a mortar shell attack fired from an unknown location at Shaheen Public School in Sheen Drang area of Akkakhel in Bara tehsil of Khyber Agency in FATA.

b)      DERA ISMAIL KHAN: At least 9 people including 8 children were killed, while 37 others including 12children were injured in a massive bomb blast that went off near a Muharram procession at Bannu Chungi in Dera Ismail Khan here on Saturday morning, Geo News reported. Talha Nawaz (14), Junaid Nawaz (10), Kalim Nawaz (12) (3 brothers), Mohammad Idris (12), Mohammad Zen (12),  Rizwan (8), Yousof and Waseem. Taliban accepted the responsibility.

28-11-2012

On November 28, 2012, Police arrested a terrorist named Yahya, from Naurang town in Lakki Marwat District while he was taking three boys, identified as Shah Hussain, Rehan and Mukhtiar Ahmad, to North Waziristan Agency of FATA for training as suicide bombers. The group kidnapped boys before shifting them to North Waziristan Agency for training as suicide bombers.

30-11-2012

a)      QUETTA: Two children  identified as Muhammad Hussain (10) and Sanaullah. have been injured in a toy bomb blast on Shah Wakshah road in the provincial capital on Friday.b)      In Kuzchamarkand area of Safi Tehsil of Mohmand Agency, a child was injured in a bomb blast.c)     Enayatullah Afridi  and Naib Subedar, while not on duty received a packet. While opening the packet in presense of his wife and two children it exploded which resulted in killing of Afridi and injuring of his wife and two children.

SCHOOLS BOMBED AND DESTROYED

03-11-2012

A Government primary school for boys was blown up by unidentified militants at Malik Meera Jan Khazina in Safi tehsil of Mohmand Agency.

07-11-2012

a)      Militants blew up a Government primary school in Tora Garai area of Pandilai tehsilin Mohmand Agency. No casualties were reported.

b)      Unidentified militants blew up another Government primary school in Shah Baig Yaseen Kore area of Haleemzai tehsil. About 111 educational institutions have been destroyed by suspected militants in Mohmand Agency.

08-11-2012

a)      GHALLANAI: The militants blew up two more government schools in the Mohmand Agency in Yasin Kor in Halimzai Tehsil and Government Malik Abbas Ali Primary School in Pindyali Tehsil by placing explosives inside the schools, the sources said.

b)      Two government schools in Halimzai and Pindyali Tehsils were destroyed by militants at midnight,” an official said.

15-11-2012

A Government primary school for boys was blown up in an IED attack in Nandor village of Tank District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

20-11-2012

Hangu: A Girls Middle school was bombed and destroyed by Taliban in Hangu District of KPK.

22-11-2012

A school was partially damaged in a mortar shell attack fired from an unknown location at Shaheen Public School in Sheen Drang area of Akkakhel in Bara tehsil of Khyber Agency in FATA.

23-11-2012

A Government primary school for girls was destroyed when a bomb planted near the building exploded in the Tirahwaal area of Kamal Khel on the outskirts of Kohat District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

27-11-2012

Unidentified militants blew up a Government Girls Middle School in the Chapri area of Hangu District.

24-11-2012

KOHAT: A huge bomb explosion on Friday night at a Government Girls Primary School in Kamal Khel area damaged the school’s rooms.

CONCLUSION:

Well aware of the power of education for empowering women and girls in the economic, social and political areas of life, the Taliban and other terrorist organizations operating in Pakistan using all brutal means to stop girls from going to school. Taliban along with the feudal lords and Military establishment do not approve the education of girls so that they can marginalize, isolate, discriminate, violate their basic rights, make women economically dependent on men and stoop them to a lower status in this male-dominated society.

The Malala incident has awoken the world community towards the brutality of the Taliban and their medieval ideology of hate and killing. We urge UN to mobilize the world community towards the forgotten children of Pakistan and Afghanistan who have been systematically deprived of education, the right to express their opinion, the right to healthy life and the right to live. We also request the UN Security Council to declare terrorism on children as one of the grave child rights violation.

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