It was on 06th of January, 1993 when more than 55 unarmed Kashmiri civilians were massacred in Sopore town of North Kashmir by Indian Border Security Forces (BSF). Some 450 buildings were also set to flames including nearly 50 residential houses. After 25 years, nothing has altered. The ghosts of massacre still hunt the victims. But even after 25 years of passage, we have miserably failed to realise the fact that there is not an iota of void for violence in our society. We can’t let violence get cultivated so easily in our societies. Be it at the hands of occupying forces or the militants fighting them or the stone pelters. We need to realise that peace is the ultimate goal. Without peace, we are going to suffer. Today’s scenario and 90’s phantom nights are same.
The responsibility of the recent IED blast in Sopore was claimed by Jaish-e-Muhammed (JeM). In recent years, JeM has successfully carried out many attacks on Police, Army and CRPF. The recent Fidayeen attack as well. In last August attack on District Police Complex in south Kashmir’s Pulwama, 8 security personnel were left dead including 4 CRPF men. JeM claimed the responsibility of the deadly attack and called it “Revenge Strike.”
Both the parties are at war, the armed groups of Kashmir along the parties fighting for ending its illicit occupation and Indian state with its army and all, but none of them is ready to give up. The armed groups believe they can’t give up for peace and waste the colossal blood they bleed and on the other side the Indian state, for them the State of Jammu and Kashmir is not mere a piece of land but the diadem of Indian State, and if diadem is lost then everything is inept. They worship occupation of Kashmir and Kashmir is their pride. The central govt. of India always remains under an invisible pressure, a mysterious power of Indian people which repel them from making any decision on kindled Kashmir issue. They dwell in a state of mania and lunacy which disallow them to think apart from their pride and feel the pain and agony of Kashmiris suffer from, not realizing the simple fact that Kashmir isn’t India’s feudal land. The role of Indian media in cultivating such state of people can’t be disregarded. Indian media play with the emotions of people. They collect truth and facts, doctor and alter them and then put them forth people in a more fancy and false way. They have even altered the definition of Journalism. They work for state, cradle upon the money they receive from state as corruption. People believe upon them like they believe upon gods and this foolishness has put them in a state of slumber where they have lost the ability to think and contemplate.
This is the reason why in Kashmir every day is like 06 January 1993. Every day a death occurs. Every day blood turns streets incarnadine. Every day we mourn. Every day a mother’s innocent heart is churned into millions of pieces. Every day dawns embark with gunshots and ends up with funerals. Every day morning birds bring bulletins of glum and melancholy. This need to stop and this needed to be stopped long back. Kashmir can’t afford more violence. Already so many sufferings have turned lives into hell.
India isn’t and will never choose the way of peace and expecting such a thing is cockeyed. History teaches us so. But it seems that making violence the only tool of resistance is turning out to be catastrophic for us as well. India will never listen to our cries, and they’ll give a befitting reply to our every action i.e. guns and stones with bullets and pellets. Amidst all this it is Kashmir is losing almost everything. The leaders who have been showered with infinite love by the people of Kashmir need to find alternatives to the endless seeming cycles of violence.
Author studies in Class 12th at Secondary School, AMU, Aligarh and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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