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With fresh information emerging about a botched enquiry, the Ishrat Jahan case has once again become the focus of media attention and political controversy. Whether or not the latest round of controversy has any substantial basis remains to be seen, but what the political squabbles have definitely achieved is diverting our attention from what the case is actually about.
We are hurt, the pain is real. It is all the more necessary now to raise questions and have doubts about absolute assertions. Hatred and violence can't be normalized by locking them in stereotypical categories that suit vested agendas.