We have lost precious young lives and dear drops of blood from a number of youths who took to the streets in protest against the economic polices of the government. The government says that the number of the deaths is thirty. The opposition says that the number is more than fifty. The number here is not important. The difference between the two numbers is not important. What is important is the lost lives of our youths. One lost life is a big loss. The loss of one life is as sad as the loss of fifty ones. The loss is a loss, no matter how many lives we have lost. The youths are the ammunition of the future of the homeland. They are the doctors, the engineers, and the teachers of the futures. They are the leaders of the government in the future. From them will be the President of Sudan. So we must keep and maintain them for the future, not kill them. Consequently, we must all feel sad for every life that has been lost during the recent incidents. The government must make sure that no one is to die in any clashes or demonstrations. All the security procedures are admissible. We have to admit that the security authorities are responsible for the safety of the people and their lives. In this respect they take security measures as per the case, time, place and circumstances. This is understood. But what is not understood and not accepted is the killing of people. The security authorities must make sure that the tools used by their personnel are neither fatal, nor lethal! The Sudanese society can accept and understand everything taken by the security authorities. But the killing of people in the streets is not among the things that are admissible or swallowed by the Sudanese people. So the youths should refrain from taking to the streets and expose themselves to any kind of harm, not only killing, any kind of harm. On the other hand the circles that are in habit of encouraging and pushing the youths to demonstrate should stop doing so. Those agitators don’t have the courage to go out to the streets and demonstrate. They use our youths as tools in their battle with the government. This is immoral. They use our youths in their political struggle against the government. The youths should not listen to them.
Abdul Rahman AL-Zuma
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