As aliens visit earth
They experience something they had done never
IMAGINATION BY UZAIR ASHRAF MIR (SHAYAAN)
''We will go to Earth to feel its love
And feel the freedom of its every dove
We are aliens and that we know
Can't in our hearts we seeds of love sow?''
The aliens who already have reached the pinnacle of their success, were longing to be in a place where they could find serenity and love. This love and serenity is the only thing which they could not achieve despite all their advancements. So in search of the same they set on a journey to the planet called ''Earth'' which is inhabited by creatures called ''humans'': the embodiments of love. This is what the aliens have been hearing since ages and it is a part of their common lore.
They have seen ''Earth'' as a blue planet during their voyages through space. It is a fact that this beautiful color has indeed intrigued them, but it is actually their impression of earth as a cradle of love which fills them with awe. For them earth represents a mother caring for its countless creatures by feeding them, nourishing them and presenting them with challenges so that they can withstand the tests of Time. For them earth is a symbol of altruism as it even patiently tolerates being ravaged by some of its creatures. The greenery of earth, its streams, rivers, hills, mountains and waterfalls are the things which aliens are dying to experience. The artificiality of the life of aliens has turned them into machines and aliens do rue this absence of pure nature in their lives.
The aliens reach the earth and then enquire about the most tranquil place on earth. Some tell them about few other places like Switzerland, New Zealand, etc. They go to these places but find that people there are so busy with their lives that they do not have even time to greet them and say ''Hello''. They find their lives more mecahanised than that of theirs. This saddens them and they think of moving back to their native place. While they are planning to go back they get to meet someone, who introduces himself as a Kashmiri, in one of those places. This word gets their attention and they ask him questions about his place. The description which he starts to give of his place really fascinates them. This makes them abandon their visit back to Space and they embark on their journey to Kashmir. On their way they do experience the callous attitude of people of other places, but the moment they cross over the Himalayas they are lost in the beauty and serenity of the place. It brings a soul to their almost dead life.
When they land here they feel the warmth of the people who offer them help, love, hospitality. They were served with a cup of 'Qehwa' while 'Kashmiri Saffron' added to the taste. Aliens never eat or drink, but they need some special kind of energies (like Sun) to survive, lest they get deactivated. Well, but it was for the first time that an Alien felt a taste and warmth of love inside their artificial organ and they started learning emotions and started feeling feelings. They travel far and wide across Kashmir and it fills them with awe. They love the people who they feel have cared for them as if they are their own. When they get excited, their antennas on their heads get raised, and this is what happened when they reached the banks of Dal Lake. Then getting loved and hosted here with love and gentleness, their big eye balls started glowing and their inner wires started vibrating due to excitement.
But, in the midst of all this they get to see how the same simple people are being killed, molested by the oppressors. They want to help. They want to fight for them, but they are only few in number. Despite this they help in whatever way they can. They console those who are beaten and they condole those whose nears and dears are killed. They see the savagery of the savages. This savagery introduces human feelings even into them. They question the savages and their repressive measures. They ask them to stop this all. They remind the savages that how can they do this all to their human beings when they themselves are from the same race. Alas, the savages do not pay any heed to them. They even start to oppress them. This infuriates the aliens who decide to fight them and free the oppressed people. They plan to go back and let their race know about the atrocities the people are facing here. They promise the oppressed people of Kashmir that they will be coming back and they will free them from the clutches of the oppressors. Now have the oppressed people of Kashmir pinned their hopes on the creatures who do not even belong to this earth because the so-called best creatures on earth called Humans have become insensitive to their plight.
''Is this the place where we wanted to come? Where one human kills another one?
We cannot see this all and won't keep mum
We will fight this tyranny with great acumen
Let us go back to our very own space
We can't see this tyranny which Kashmiris face
We will come back stronger with full force
To free them and change their future's course."
(Uzair Ashraf Mir (Shayaan) is an MBA Integrated Student at Kashmir University)
Lastupdate on : Tue, 26 Oct 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 26 Oct 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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