Let humanity breath


On May 25, 2020, George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, died in Minneapolis, Minnesota after White police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes while Floyd was handcuffed and lying face down on the street. Two other officers further restrained Floyd, and a fourth prevented onlookers from intervening. Floyd, who was being arrested on suspicion of using a counterfeit bill, begged for his life, repeatedly telling the officers, “I can’t breathe”. During the final three minutes, Floyd was motionless and had no pulse.
A Black murdered by White is taken as threat, injustice, and an act of barbarianism, ethnic cleansing, and example of worse cruelty not by Africans and black community living throughout world but organizations working for human rights and agencies dealing these criminal injustices. It alarmed the entire world. From social media to print media and news agencies we have seen how this incident was highlighted and people from different regions come to take part to raise voice that “Black lives matter”.
It’s not only one life that is being killed on the name of racism there are many other stories. From years, on the name of extremism many Muslim men, women and children were bombed, the economies of Muslims states are dwelling, their infrastructure destroyed, and their religious institutions banned they are not even allowed in many European and American states to do their religious practices because their crime is that they are Muslims.
Many questions pertaining to an investigation may unsettle most of us, but the world just cannot pretend that this problem doesn’t exist. The generally accepted theory invariably pointed to the exploitation and inference of Western nations in these countries, triggered by the quest for securing oil resources and subsequent political interests to sustain their need for growing industrialization, infrastructure development and manufacturing.
Subsequent and continued intervention by the US and Europe changed the Muslim landscapes in the region. In Kashmir, Iraq, Palestine, Syria and Afghanistan people are still fighting for their lives. They have been killed tortured raped every day. Do their freedom of expression and lives not matter? They are living legally in their states as majority but so called democracies with advancement in weapons forcefully invade and killing them, and interesting part is our leaders who are puppets in the hands of these democracies facilitate them to use their lands and in return get more foreign assistance.
No doubt in each and every one of these circumstances one can come up with multiple and varied explanations as to what is happening to Muslims who live under tyrannical regimes, ruthless dictators, murderous military juntas, with their most basic civil liberties and human rights denied. In Yemen, they are being slaughtered and subjected to man-made famine by the Saudis and their partners and if any journalist dares to raise his voice he is chopped up to pieces in his own country’s consulate.
Military intervention, UN resolutions and aid and economic and political sanctions miserably fail to address the fundamental reasons that have given rise to these fake disturbing realities. Historians, social scientists and anthropologists must play a bigger role in studying the international torture and crisis merge due to that in the Muslim World.
Media covers only these stories for rating of their channels, politicians used these stories to gain popularity or to win an election by having sympathies of popular public, organizations uses to have more funds. And the great UN Human Charter is just a brand tag that is funded by super powers they make rules their laws prevail and that is simply go into their interests. Where does the sovereignty of third world state lies. Do we really need international law? Do we have the right to breathe freely?