Preventing violent extremism is one of the most challenging and important issues facing our society now.
While it is very rare for school children to become involved in criminal extremist activity, young people can be exposed to extremism or prejudiced views, including via the internet, from an early age. Schools, working with other local partners, families and communities, can help support pupils who may be vulnerable to violent extremism as part of their wider safeguarding responsibilities.
Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai is one of the great Sufi poets and intellectuals of South Asia. He is a notable enlightened humanist, who firmly believed in the metaphysics of the unity of being and turned the socio-psychological implications of this metaphysics into subjects of his impressive poetry. His voice repeats the echo of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization and is the expression of the same spirit which can be felt in the poetic works of Baba Fareed, Shah Hussain, Baba Buleh Shah, Khushal Khan Khattak, Khawja Fareed and other Sufi poets of our region.
There is no end to Shah Latif’s admirers. Every Sindhi has the Saint’s verses in his memory and can aptly use them in matters of every day business when the occasion arises. His writings have been critically studied and a number of books have been published on the life of Shah Latif, his poetry and message. Lately, the Pakistan Philosophical Congress organized a symposium on Shah Latif’s philosophy and learned articles were read on his teachings.