Pakistani truck artist raises voice against racism with a George Floyd mural

A Pakistani Truck artist, Haider Ali, has paid his own kind of homage to George Floyd with his mural on the wall of his house in Karachi. Alongside Floyd’s image, are famous songs written as slogans in popular truck poetry manner. “This artwork not only pays reverence to George Floyd but it pays a tribute to everyone fighting inequality and injustice,” says Haider.

The background of Haider Ali’s piece is the black night sky with starts twinkling on it. “Goron ki na kaalon ki Dunya dil walon ki (Not of fair skinned or dark skinned ones, the world belongs to the good hearted ones)”, it reads at one end of the mural. On the other it says, “Hum kalay hain tou kya huwa dil walay hain”.

Haider says he believes black is an essential color of the universe. :It is due to the black color of the sky that we are able to see the stars.”, explained the truck artist beautifully. “ALLAH Almighty has made every human equal. The religion Islam too discourages all kinds of racism.” said Haider Ali.

Source: SanaFatimaJourno