Hope amid pessimism

Why do we forget how deep the despair there is always hope

FIGHTING DARKNESS

MUFTI MUBASHIR

The people all over the world look up  to a lively morning. Freshness, positive feelings and bubbling energy are attributes of a happy new morning. We wish  good morning to our partner, the teacher in our class, the boss in our office, the morning walker and all others. If  you sleep well, you will rise early and the world is waiting for you to take over. In conflict zones, people generally do not have a goodnight sleep. They have disturbed sleep due to fear. Fear rules their minds.  For them, mornings are associated with impending gloom, despair, sad feelings of death of a near or dear one. The people in these zones have forgotten when they had a big laugh.  They can narrate unending hair splitting  true accounts of what they lost during these years of disturbance. The people live on an edge. During winter, the people are engulfed with inactivity. Negative thoughts affect their orientation. The newspaper  is filled with material that sells, `NUCLEAR WAR IMMINENT! TWO TERRORISTS KILLED'. This is what is fed to us in the mornings.
Elderly man   after reading this news was visibly disturbed and it is true with like minded elderly people.
The smiling face exuding energy, happiness is no more visible. People in conflict zones wake up to complain. One does not enjoy breakfast with his family. The children are deprived of playing naturally. They are deprived of cultural activities. It affects matrimonial relations, husband and wife in rush hour forget addressing each other. One does not realize when one has finished his morning tea. Negative attitude and pessimism rules us.
With sub zero temperatures, pessimism shivers so does our political climate. There are news reports that Omar had a sigh of relief because he has been able to make younger friends see the writings on the wall and give breather to elderly ones. It is suggested let these babus (read mantris) disclose their assets so as to bring transparency in governance. And a suggestion for the ones to bring back vigour in party, let us chill out in golf course or freak out for a vacation. The line of actual control was lately hot, not enough to melt sub zero temperatures, with some masala news, blame game between two neighbors, so as to keep their internal house in order. Hey, Omars uncle, Mustafa is back in news and making weird proposals, although no one heeds but then he represents the party and the royal echelon. Tourism picked up but then it is seen as a   political victory for Omar, who impressed upon other state governments to allow LTC to their employees for destination jammu and Kashmir.
Hey !  my collegues from the court have  woken up from deep slumber, taking cue from capital rape case they remembered Kunanposh pora! If  I remember correctly, I accompanied a team led by Advocate Ashraf & Mumtaz wani to Kunanposhpora and  came back with affidavits of victims , but those affidavits did not  see the light of day. I received a cause request on facebook, yes! It will be remembered as a cause only.
Coming back you must have by now realized that I also have been affected by the virus of pessimism. I have talked about negative subjects. Let  me talk positive, corruption which has become way of life will be weeded out of our society. It requires spine!  The government has that will to root out corruption.
Let's hope and pray we live in a corruption free atmosphere.
(Feedback at mmubashir64@yahoo.co.in)

Lastupdate on : Mon, 4 Feb 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 4 Feb 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Tue, 5 Feb 2013 00:00:00 IST




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