Politics of protest

With reference to a Newspost letter, ‘A place to protest’ (March 7), the writer suggests: “Separate venues be marked for this purpose where people can protest”. This is easier said than done. In Karachi, for instance, whenever a strike is called, people go on the rampage, burning vehicles and forcing shops to close down.

Even though some criminals are arrested, they are never brought to court but are released (probably at the insistence of influential political groups). The police should be asked to provide details of those arrested as well as reasons for not taking any further action.

Shakir Lakhani
Saturday, March 09, 2013