I’ve started learning Urdu.
Which seems to have become the Official Primary Language of this country.
Why else would allegedly murdering policemen employed by our Ministry of Interior who have direct access to my fellow Arab-speaking citizens need a translator in our courts when giving testimony and denying any wrongdoing for the murders of two of my compatriots under torture? Torture which has been documented to have been perpetrated – allegedly, mind – by two of them while their other three Urdu-speaking brothers-in-arms were standing by probably watching them with glee lay into the wrongly imprisoned and now murdered Bahrainis?
Policemen deny role in deaths
By NOOR ZAHRA , Posted on » Thursday, January 12, 2012
FIVE policemen have denied causing the deaths of two anti-government protesters who were being held in custody during the unrest.
Two of the suspects, aged 43 and 31, have been accused of beating them to death with a plastic pipe on April 8, according to court documents.
Three other policemen have been charged with failing to report the alleged crime.
The suspects, all Pakistanis, appeared at the High Criminal Court for the first time yesterday.
Relatives of the victims, journalists and lawyers attended.
The men, who do not speak Arabic, denied the charges when asked by a translator if they were guilty.
They also claimed to have been beaten up, but did not specify who attacked them.
The trial was adjourned until January 30 to appoint lawyers for the suspects, who were not held in custody.
The policemen had earlier been charged by a military court with similar offenses. [GDN - 12 Jan 12]
They will probably claim innocence (wait, they have!) maybe because they didn’t understand the Bloody Bahrainis shouting “I didn’t do it” and “I’m innocent”. Maybe they should’ve bothered to learn Urdo in the first place which could’ve saved their skin. Literally.
Therefore, I humbly propose that our illustrious Ministry of Education should replace Arabic altogether with a curriculum of the beautiful (and life saving) language of Urdu. And the sooner they do that, the better, for all of us.
Woh sev khaa rahein hai woh raat bhar soteh rahein?