You have to stand guard over the development and maintenance of democracy, social justice and the equality of mankind in your own native soil. [Mohammed Ali Jinnah]

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Stage I

We need a body in every college/university/organization. The body will look something like as follows:
Executive Council (3 to 5 persons)
This council will give final decision of managing and announcing gathering on campus, proceedings of the gatherings and coordination with main coordinating body.
Media Committee (2 to 10 persons)
These will be given the material to make banners, posters, placards etc. They have to come up with very good slogan. Please note that in this stage, we won’t write names, we will be making decent yet powerful slogans, not like political party illogical and meaningless slogans
Editorial Board (2 to 4 persons)
They will be responsible for gathering the important news of the day and sharing those news with the supporters at the gatherings with the permission of the executive council. They will also maintain blogs and share news across campuses.
Finance Committee (2 to 3 persons)
This committee is responsible for asking for funds from the students or people personally known by students out side the campuses (do not disclose the plan to those) for the advertising material needed for in campus gatherings. They will save something from this fund for later as well. They can get volunteers as well to gather funds within campuses.

Structure of the body shall be hierarchical so that the leader at the top can know things immediately. i.e.
- Every 10 people will nominate one of them as leader.
- Every leader will nominate the next after him/her and the next will again nominate after him/her. This nomination is not recursive, just two levels under the leader.
- These leaders will be called 'Level 1 Leaders'
- Every 10 'Level 1 Leaders' will choose 'Level 2 Leader' and this leader will nominate the next after him/her as above.
- The top leader will ask its group members what are their levels so as to count the people in this fashion.
- Every group of 10 will have emergency contact information of all the people in that group and two people from every 10 people will be made responsible to communicate to immediate leader as well as emergency contact person if some one from the group is missing.
- Every group of Level 1 will nominate two people to carry any materials advised by the executive council while in rallies. Please make sure, we have to be peaceful at any level of protest. Make sure that no one carries anything agitating.
- Every one in the gathering shall be recognizable. No one from outside shall be able to get into this gathering.
- Parallel to this organization structure, there will be a group in proportion to the total number of people in all groups which will be given responsibility of securing the gathering. These shall be healthy, vigilant people and well known people. Their responsibility is to keep the gathering on the route (if you are marching or standing).

There will be 3 stages of the protest as I see it now, but it could be more. The first stage is the one that I have outlined.

Please make the structure as outlined above and send me email addresses of the coordinating people so that I can invite them to write on blog to keep track of numbers.

General Guidelines:
- Please do not involve any political parties
- Please do not go outside your campuses
- Please try to keep your campus management with you. Do not, in any case, go against the management of your campus/organization

I would like to hear from you in next two days.


Akeel ur Rehman Faridee said...

Please Ali Bhai, tell the 'Action Committee'at

so that they can know about it and send you the names.

I am contacting peoples in some other universities of Pakistan, and offcourse will let them know of this post.

Anonymous said...

I heard that students from lums and fast were arrested last night!!!!!

Akeel ur Rehman Faridee said...

it is just a rumor, dont pay attention to such rumors

basim said...

the whole essence of the idea is fine... but having such a large body in each university seems like overkill to me.
representatives from each university should gather and make some basic guidelines, then i think two or three people at most to represent the university will be fine...