The year 2016 marked itself all across the world in the various runs, chases, marks, yields and political shifts. As the countries march ahead on the roads of development, innovation, information and technology, this year has been much turbulent and vibrant. The repercussions of this year will emerge in the future as we move ahead. With the advancement of people and nations in the fields of human thought, polity, technology, world today acts as a connected pool of different countries encompassing a diversity of the social, economical, political and regional order. World used to be mono-polar, then shifted to bi-polarity and now we are at the inflection of the multi-polar world where every thought, every idea, or every nation exerts its weight and has an undue backing.
Under such circumstances, citizens all over have awakened and responded to the calls to bring out the best of the life out of them,. And the calls that supports and strengthen the culture, religion and social values of inhabitants in light of modern highly intersecting thoughts and perspectives.
Major throwbacks of the year which will serve as good examples in the argument are obviously the Syrian conflict, Brexit, triumph of the Donald Trump and other referendums which followed in Italy or elsewhere. Having Indian citizenship and being a kashmiri local, I wouldnt miss the political arena and scenario of the country in wake of Kashmir Uprising 2016 and consequential India-Pak covert war and the demonetization. All of these are historic and unanimously can lead, anyone who studies them in connection, to a verdict that world is surely changing the gears.
This year, Kashmir saw unprecedented shutdowns that were longest in the history. It all was started and sparkled after the death of Burhan Wani, who represented the voice of the conflict. As the shutdown lasted for more than four months, there was a complete breakdown of the normal life with around hundred civilians killed, few hundred blinded, thousands injured and thousands being jailed.
Besides the numbers, one couldnt imagine the loss of revenue and the damage students endured. The overall losses couldnt be estimated nor could be compensated by any means. It was like 2016 never marked itself in the valley. Burhan Wani had been running an on-line facebook campaign representing sentiment of the people.
Government agencies had underestimated such a wrath after his neutralization. It was really an uphill task for the Government to be relevant again and marginalize an opposite thought. Much hadnt changed, people have resisted pellets, bullets and arrests to remind the government about the root problem of their homeland. At the start Government tried to bring normalcy by continuous curfew and the Internet ban. These attempts were fruitful to curb the agitations in 2008 and 2010 but this time it all went in vain. Youth are becoming more resilient unseen before. The situation again brought the two countries to the brink of war. Scores of soldiers and civilians were killed on both sides due to continual cross-border firing.
After the five month long agitation people are satisfied that they have taken their struggle to new level. he general public in Kashmir is peace loving and doesnt approve of the violence of any form yet they want a peaceful resolution of the lingering problem.
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