As I sit to write, my heart is filled with the plethora of emotions. I am grief-stricken by the loss of precious human lives to the present bloodbath in Kashmir. It is really a sorry state of affairs for the state machinery of Jammu and Kashmir that the present turmoil has acquired such a grave form that it has become difficult to address the alienation that runs deep in the hearts of Kashmiris.
As a matter of fact, one doesnt witness any legitimate communication from the government over this unrest and ironically there arises a doubt as to whether the state or the central government is exercising the control on the present turbulence? Many are dead, thousands are injured (while some with grave injuries by pellets) and the rest of the lot is caged in their homes by unending spate of curfews.
While the claims that the forces exhibit high restraint in dealing with the mob are made loud and clear by the authorities, the ground situation depicts something different as one witnesses the cruel barbarities and atrocities that go un-noticed to the national media. The use of the so called Non-Lethal weapons such as pellet gun is causing more devastation than the actual weapons are capable of, as they have the power to disable a person for a lifetime. With no food and shortage of essential commodities, the anger is brewing among the already distressed people.
While the bloodbath continues and the valley simmers with fear and agony, I am reminded of the fact that the formation of the government in itself was a challenging task and the apprehensions about the two parties with two different ideologies ran high from the very first instance. Moreover the differences that both the coalition parties encountered with the passage of the time made everyone hesitant and concerned about the political scenario of the state.
Regrettably all parties forming the respective governments from time to time have failed miserably while addressing the aspirations of the people. Though they promise us stars and moons, what eventually follows, makes people disheartened and depressed. Repeatedly outcomes of the same kind are produced but what remains the same is their innate ability to promise and deliver and later on forget when in control of things.
We have seen the same kind of unrest in 2008 and 2010 but what is seen today is so fierce that such a rage was never experienced here, before and consequently the ramifications of this turmoil seem to surpass all the previous ones.
The entire Kashmir seems to be agonized at the loss of Burhan Wani, the symbol of resistance. The aggression and pain in the hearts of Kashmiris of losing their nears and dears in this vicious cycle of violence is showing no signs of abating. The hate and detestation is mounting and erupting like anything.
The authorities have subjugated the Kashmiris to the worst form of humanitarian crisis. Right from clamping down all the modes of communication ranging from mobile networks to ban on the press, the authorities have suspended every single possible way that could link people and get them to know what is happening.
Notwithstanding the fact that there have been some misinterpretations on the side of government while ascertaining the level of rage and anguish before carrying out the operation to kill Burhan Wani. The things happened within a blink of an eye and took almost everyone by surprise.
The government needs to mend its ways accordingly before it is too late.
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