[Feature] Socialism by Rule in Hunza
December 3, 2012 2 Comments
The following picture of Altit, Hunza, depicts the times when Hunza was going through the times of Socialism by Rule under the Mirdom. Hunza was used to be a princely state where even the prince was complexly chosen by the people although not through vote but through show of will by village representatives. Choosing a prince was fiercely competing process among various clans and localities. The people of Hunza have themselves established a family from no where in order to maintain neutrality of the institution of king (Mir/Thaam) by adopting an unknown kid most probably taken from a neighboring central Asian State who was no belong to neither represent any of the existing clans of Hunza.
The ideology behind it was to have a ruler who could see all people with equality and equity without an biases at the maximum possible level. The history shows it was a success, because till the end of Mirdom in Hunza in 1970s, there are no proof of any clan to have complaints regarding mistreatment or treatment of baisness, only except in the case of Wazir family which is harshly criticized for its dubious and nepotism towards its own family members at the cost of the welfare of the people of Hunza, but not the King (Tham/Mir) who was the head of the state of Hunza.
However, it to be noted the people who were given shelter under the ruler of Hunza, such as people living in upper Hunza (Wakhi Speaking people) and some time people of Lower Hunza (Shinaki) had complaints of differential treatment.