My heart bleeds for our Kashmiri brethren who are being tortured, humiliated, injured and murdered by the forces. The attitude of Muslim world and particularly Pakistani leadership rubs salt into the wounds. But my faith becomes stronger when I see the morale of Kashmiri youth un-shattered, rather on the rise under the atrocities of the forces, which are even making Israelis IDF look like an angel.
I strongly believe that Kashmir is an idea whose time has come and Kashmiris have given their sweat and blood to get to this point; Time is on Kashmiris side. The protestors laying their lives in Kashmir are youth and belong to the generation that has grown amidst the brutalities, which have seen new heights after the killing of Burhan Wani.
Alas the political leadership in Pakistan is myopic and they are engaged in their internal petty politics, which is also important but at this stage of the Kashmir freedom movement when even in India, sane voices are being heard about giving Kashmiris right of self determination, seems callous.
Leadership which fails to rise to the occasion will be ignored by history and their names will not be even mentioned in the foot notes of Kashmir freedom movement. I would urge the Pakistan Government to start a healthy debate in National Assembly whereby they should show solidarity to our Kashmiri brethren and give stern warning to Indian state on using inhumane violence on the defenseless and unarmed protestors. I would also urge the world political leaders, through your esteemed paper, especially the Muslim world, to intervene and stop the human rights violation in Kashmir. I also welcome the American leadership for showing willingness to be mediator between India and Pakistan to resolve this long standing issue, which has the potential for becoming a nuclear flash point if ignored any further. Last but not the least, I would urge the media and anchor persons to cover the Kashmir issue and highlight their plights in daily talk shows.
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