Erase the word “Zaat” (caste) from your dictionary!!

I wrote a post yesterday, regarding the low punishment a racist got for firing a soft-gun at colored children. I was utterly upset and disgusted by what that boy did and the symbolic punishment he got!

What kind of a punishment does a person deserve who considers himself/herself superior to others purely on the bases of his “zaat” (caste)? When people from within your own community and color need to give you “names” in order to place you in a caste-system then it is a far more grave a sin!! Whoever saw the need for a “zaat” system must have been a poor excuse for a noble person.

In the link above you can read about some of the most well-known Norwegian-Pakistanies and there view on “zaat” system. Some of them have truly horrific thoughts on the subject. Aslam Ahsan can apparently tell your zaat by looking at how you are dressed and how you speak. So if you are “overdressed” then you must be a “kammi” (low caste) i suppose. And how proudly they brag about there cast, it is nauseating! Noman Mubashir however I do admire. He tells it like it should be. Stop this zaat nonsense!

There is something seriously wrong when young Norwegian-Pakistani start threads on the website to ask questions like “What is your zaat”. Hellooo!!! Why do YOU care? Have you not learnt anything from your education and religion. Why the need to put people in boxes? Is it a superiority complex or a inferiority complex? Do you not have the personal integrity and plane old common sense, manners, ethics and moral?

In this day and age, it is a shame the our generation still believes in the loony world of zaats.

Judge a person on his personality and his abilities. If someone is kind, considerate and caring then he is the highest “zaat” of them all; the “Good human-being”-zaat. It is high time we behave like educated people with good values and empathy!

And if you ever mention anything about your zaat or someone else’s zaat then you are out of my good-book forever. I can not and shall not ever respect a person who considers himself superior to anyone on the basis of zaat/caste!


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Amjad28
    Dec 12, 2007 @ 23:45:37

    I was quite surprised and disappointed by Aslam Ahsan’s comments.


  2. Karachi
    Dec 16, 2007 @ 00:39:04

    Caste system has their origin in the PUNJABI Villages. Caste system is strictly practiced in PUNJABI villages and NOT in larger cities of Pakistan like Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad.

    In Urdu-Speaking social culture, we don’t believe on this shamefull caste system. Only ethnic JAHIL PUNJABI PAINDOOS believe on such Jahaliat!

    I advice all jahil punjabi paindoos to spend some time in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad.


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