Essay No. 155:
The So Called Custodians Of Human Rights Are Gently Of Violating The Rights Of Backward Nations: The US and the Western powers talk about human rights. They pose themselves as the greatest upholder of human rights. They target the backward countries which violate human rights in one form or the other. There is no denying the fact that human rights are violated in the poor underdeveloped countries, as democracy is fragile in these countries.
Many backward countries where democracy has not grown firm roots rock under the impact of dictatorship. Dictators can indulge themselves in the worst form of violation of human rights, when with the available military force they can topple the civil governments. Pakistan has been a happy hunting ground for the military dictator’s form time to time.
The greatest violation of human rights takes place when the constitution is unilaterally abrogated and the fundamental human rights are suspended. The US and the other West European powers side with the dictators in order to protect their vested geo-political interests. They lend their weight to dictators to carry on their cruelties and atrocities.
General Musharraf continued his repressive dictatorial rule because he enjoyed the blessings of America. The people in Pakistan were averse to his dictatorial rule but with the support and blessings of America he continued breaking the spinal cord of the people and that of judiciary. The judicial crisis currently going on in Pakistan is the legacy of Musharraf’s dictatorial rule.
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The US, the alleged custodian of human rights, silently acquiesced in to support Musharraf to let human rights be trampled upon the boots of the dictator. On face of things they trumpet about human rights, but when it comes to their typical interests, they support the forces inimical to human rights, especially in the backward countries.
It is sheer hypocrisy to talk about human rights which tend to be sacrificed at the altar of expediency with the implied consent of USA in poor backward countries. The US in a bid to help Iraqis save form the cruelties and atrocities of Saddam Hussain and to restore democracy to provide human rights, made Iraq a target of aggression to realize their own interest-oriented objectives.