A Letter to Burhan

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“BURHAN”,  I do not understand why you joined your “Dad” in his lap to see the hustle bustle of Eid in the market. What prompted your father to take you along? You knew that you were surrounded by guns and explosives in every nook and corner of the valley. You did not even give a breathing space to your mother as she was impatient to see you in  bright and branded dresses on the day of Eid. She is annoyed with your dad for keeping you in his  lap. But she says she was not aware that sitting in the lap of your father will shorten your distance so quickly. She says you were still a half bloom and was expecting you to bloom fully by watering your flower pot. But, you innocently switched to the other world with your father without asking or hugging me as I kept you in my womb for nine months. 

BURHAN, you are no more in your home, nor in the village or in this mortal world so your mom could not find you anywhere. Your mom wanted to find you in every nook and corner but somebody told her that you(BURHAN) left with your dad to a place where everyone has to switch over anytime. But she was expecting you to sleep in her lap but you preferred lap of your dad. Not only the lap you went to endless sleep by embracing your dad in a dark room. Your mom wanted you to give you warm clothes, candies and toys but you left without asking or accepting these things from your mother. 

BURHAN, now we came to know that you along with your dad switched to the other world that too dramatically the lap of your dad. BURHAN, when you will meet Allah please tell Him that innocents are being killed mercilessly by armed men without considering age or gender. BURHAN, please tell Allah that some people have become very cruel and have no fear of Allah and his Prophet (PBUH) and are desperate to shatter the dreams of young and innocents without allowing them to bloom. He knows who is behind such brutal killings but tell him not to give them so much rope. BURHAN, tell Allah that we are being killed randomly since the past 26 years and nobody makes the killers accountable and punishes them. BURHAN, tell Allah that your Court is the only court where decisions are taken as per code of conduct of Islam, but, for God’s sake,  tell Allah to speed up their cases so that they get what they deserve from  Allah so that we are able to feel a sigh of relief. Killers have no religion; they are inhuman and should be deserted, isolated and identified but no one wants to get himself killed by speaking about the reality of such brute killers because they are at large to harm innocents.

Muhammad Farooq Wani

Srinagar

<mfwani786_hj@rediffmail.com>


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