Failed democracy results in political violence


KARACHI: A democracy which cannot fulfil its promise of giving people liberty, peace and justice could witness political violence, said a German scholar, Boris Wilke.

Research suggests that violence enters the politics and youth is manipulated to get involved in the violent politics when elections come closer in underdeveloped countries. It has been observed that some political parties are involved in political homicide in Karachi and targeting their revivals, said Wilke while.

German belonging to Institute of Interdisciplinary Research and International Centre for Violence Research, University of Bielefeld, Germany, said his research is ongoing in four countries including Central America, Nigeria, Egypt and Pakistan, which are being facing challenging time to reduce violence.

Wilke said Karachi Operation against criminals could control political assassinations which should be continued in the city. He said in many countries criminal groups could be political actors. He suggested that ‘personalized politics’ should be eliminated and there should be balanced and mature politics.

No country can escape from the violence; even western world witnesses political violence, “but it could be controlled, he added.