By: Muskan Hina
Is it right for police to shoot and kill the pillion riders? There is a restriction in Karachi and many other cities of Pakistan on the pillion riding, and traffic police is quite sensitive about it in some places, so much that they opened fire on pillion riders in Karachi and one boy got killed at the spot.
Police signalled the pillion riders to stop, but they sped away and police opened fire and a man name Arif got killed.
It’s true that the esteem of traffic laws (or any kind of laws and regulations) is very low in our country and there is a sense of false pride prevalent in our society to break the traffic rules, and it is also true that the traffic police is very corrupt and uncertain. Sometimes they just close their eyes from everything and sometimes they go to another extreme and start killing the violators.
But is it right to kill for this crime? or police was suspecting them to be suspect of terrorism or street crimes? But that is very dangerous because our police is not so much capable of recognizing a suicide bomber or terrorist just by looking at a passing by motorcycle or vehicle. They could chase them and force them to surrender and then it would be clear from the response of those riders that were they some dangerous men or plain citizens?