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- Thursday, November 29, 2012 - From Print Edition

Thousands of Egyptians have gathered at Cairo’s Tahrir Square once again – this time to protest against President Morsi’s assumption of sweeping powers. The decree issued by President Morsi gives him unbridled authority to make laws which cannot be challenged in any court. The superior judiciary of Egypt has refused to function under the president’s autocratic powers and it is being said that a civil war may break out in Egypt.

Morsi, who represents the Muslim Brotherhood, must realise that he was elected with a thin majority and should not act as a dictator. If he wants democracy to survive in Egypt, he should take back his new decree.

Air-Cdre (r) Mohammad Yaqoob Khan