The loss of innocent lives in Kashmir for the last three months is highly regrettable and irreparable. More so, the peaceful demonstrations followed by some violent protests on the eve of Eid have given a lot of pain to every soul. It was the deadliest day which claimed 17 precious lives and injured hundreds of youth. On one hand, the state and central governments speak in unison that maximum restraint is required to deal with the protesters, but on the other, a stone is severely dealt with a bullet with clear intention of either killing or making the stone pelter burden on his family for rest of his life. We have seen mainstream parties shouting at the gates of Central Government to revoke the AFSPA. But it has not been done. We have also seen Centre wasting a lot of time in inviting everyone from Kashmir to take part in the parleys to pave way for peace in the valley. However, the demands are clear and echoed by people across the Valley. It is also interesting to see that our ‘young’ Chief Minister is too reluctant to give away his throne for reasons best known to him. I wonder what he tries to prove when he repeatedly and vehemently states that he will not resign and does not want to plunge the State in more trouble. We are seeing trouble, anguish, blood and what not under his so-called leadership. The Centre needs to resolve the issue of J&K by taking permanent measures as soon as possible. It has always remained under the illusion that peace will return by crushing the innocent people and exploiting the puppet Government.
India needs a brave leader who will take a brave decision to resolve the issue so that generations to come may not inherit this huge problem which can engulf the whole south east Asia under its flames.
Pz Shah Hussain
Baghi Mehtab, Srinagar
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