Yet not over is the agony that stings us every time, when we undesirably envisage the breathless body of that three year old Syrian kid, Alan Kurdi, along the shore. To shake our belief more on humanness, there occurred one more death who under the fall of Kashmir’s violence was drenched in blood.
The story of Kashmir’s Burhan Bashir Bhat resembles Syria’s Alan Kurdi, but the former racked up no global significance unlike the latter. Not to impose my opinion on any individual, I call it a pure discrimination. And may be because Kashmir’s violence is somewhat like moth-eaten news with no newness and spice, media doesn’t find it worth a headline. Both these toddlers symbolize not only the death of innocent souls but the death of humanity.
In fact, this is not the first time when the blooded atmosphere of Kashmir went unnoticed under the eyes of media. Catastrophes had been descending upon Kashmir since 1990, but none of the matter receives anything more than who-cares attitude. As they say, permanent guests receive no hospitality and likewise, permanent deaths receive no media-hospitality.
Saturday morning in Kashmir befell not to wipe off the darkness, but end a life. Farah Wani ‘s satire-imbued tweet on the tragic killing of Burhan is this way: “They sink there in water, here in blood and everywhere humanity dies.”
The chief minister of Kashmir has to gear up and restore peace in Sopore region of Kashmir which had met 11 deaths in a recent past after defence minister Manohar Parrikar’s this statement,”You have to neutralize terrorists through the terrorist.”
Will the government ever pacify the Kashmir’s thirst for peace which has been un-pacified since last 30 years?
Would new wounds continue to heal the old wounds of Kashmir?
Kashmir really needs ‘do-something’ aspect from the government to prevent the narration of any other Burhan’s story.
By Prerna Daga