It is often said in a manner of speaking that the souls of our departed leaders and martyrs are in pain or happiness due to some mundane event in this world of ours. The concept is all wrong. The departed souls have a complete disconnect with the world we live in and are oblivious to happenings on earth. So when someone says the martyrs of democracy would draw solace from passage of the 18th amendment, it is just an untruth being spread in the gullible public to get political mileage for a political party. That is befooling the people. According to our religious belief, whatsoever happens in our world is not known to the departed souls. -DR. M. YAQOOB BHATTI, Lahore, April 21.