Just return home if you feel the pain!
This refers to the article titled “With love, from abroad” by Naira Yaqoob. I appreciate the author’s attempt to bring to light the efforts made by our Kashmiri counterparts in the US, their love and affection for their motherland and their constant monitoring of the state of affairs here. However it saddens me when our fellow Kashmiris who should have been here just send us our care and concern backed by reasons which prevent them from coming back. The state of affairs in Kashmir is too serious and we need each other like never before. Unfortunately our brothers and sisters are leaving for greener pastures. I in no way want to say that the author’s reason would be similar but in response to her article I would like to state how important it is for NRKs to be in Kashmir rather than simply watch the events with a feeling of powerlessness. Leaving your motherland is like leaving your ailing mother and then sending in letters to enquire about her health, expressing care and concern instead of being by her side and feeling her pain. I am sure there would be solid reasons why some people choose foreign lands and decide to settle there but when your motherland is in an unfortunate state I really don’t think establishing forums and feeling sorry would suffice. Kashmirs need more than your sympathetic attitude. If you really love Kashmir, be strong enough to pack your bags and stand shoulder to shoulder with your fellow Kashmiris.
Deptt of Law
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