The Youth: Unemployment, Drugs and the Cycle of Distress


Why are the youth of Kashmir fading away in their bloom, in the prime of their lives? If we have a debate over the issue, I assure you, fireworks will go off. 

Unemployment is a big issue that the current generation faces. It’s a major setback which drags the young minds of Kashmir into holes of shameless pits. Many who have completed their degrees; undergraduates, postgraduates and even Ph.D. scholars, are stuck, wasting away their time. Once you get to know them you’ll realize their unfulfilled potential. Thus, having no other alternative to tackle their odious circumstances, they resolve to finding euphoria in the dark lusters of time. i.e. taking drugs, relieving themselves of the burden they carry. Keeping their faux companionship safe and intact, where they believe resides their strength and unity, they recline with their vulnerabilities out in the open.

On such a route, the youth slowly and gradually get in touch with people involved in this hideous business. Therefore, what could be the most obvious dereliction from the state government than this, the states constant alienation and abuse towards its people, pushing us towards eternal darkness. Promises and plans are presently the vogue, endeavors are functional now but to no avail. There might still be someone who would abide by on a crystal expectancy that a day will come when his/her or their dreams will congeal, shall consummate by some divine aid. Alas! in order to pick them up or to assert it more congenially, smear the lotion of anodyne over their bruises. But, responsible hands hurl them back into the dungeons of the dark abyss, towards the extremes, among the blood-sucking leeches and blind annelids. Where they, the future crowns of nation, remain suspended as an antique metallic residue throughout their lives. 

Don’t forget, these are the same youth upon whom some great stalwart columns of the nation claim that once they get the proper and apt counselling, they might revolutionize the entire country and strengthen the task of nation building. First, excuse me for the faint definition, seeking refuge in advance from aftermath rants and castigations for this inadequacy of mine. But let me tell you, it’s not due to the lack of knowledge or any other deficiency, but for some readership, those definitions will not strike the concord out here. And apart from all this, I would like to retain the logic intact in my main standpoint as it is. So, I deem it quite appropriate not to elongate my written discourse any further by definitions but by my own nude experience. 

However, the above enunciation of nation building goes for the Kashmiri youth as well. I don’t think that they lack the potential to stand in vie with the rest of the globe. In lieu of it, they have profuse calcium and mettle present in them. They only need some help, which I believe ought to be the step of an opportunity for recognition, to give them a platform, so that they could display their concealed dexterity and special skills to the world. Or, it could be the initiative of creating jobs and eradicating unemployment to pull out this ailment of canker and fungoid of infirmity from this land of matchless beauty. Otherwise, be ready to have offspring’s of a vibrant God in a society where they will generate raucous and strike an imbalance and disequilibrium in the curriculum and function of the society. Once we cater the needs of those deserving candidates, who have turned towards debauchery and roving indulgences, half of their frustration and mental stress will appease itself. It’s this obsession which compels them to indulge in un-hygienic exercises. The results are uploaded on the internet and almost on all means of electronic and social medias, which results in dishonour and shame for the nation. That doesn’t only harm the repute of the state but rests as a blot on the structure of our society and country.

Therefore, to avoid these noxious impulses which are capable of uprooting any foundational edifice, no matter how big and gigantic, democratic governments should welcome the cognizance of the youth and their potential should be governed and facilitated onto the grand and magnificent shores, and give them the jobs available, as per their qualification and intelligence. This act would engage them and their creative calibre and give them no space for instability and illegitimacy of any sort. Presently, to describe the predicament of the Kashmiri youth, they desperately need support to keep them at the apex of prosperity. 

The method of creating jobs and eradicating unemployment seems to be the most effective initiative to uplift young minds of Kashmir. The step of creating more job opportunities would sweep away this curse of unemployment, which has our young generation by their collars and has hurled them into bottomless pits.

Hence, the scheme of creating jobs is currently the alchemy to every ill and evil out here. It’s an acknowledged matter of fact, sitting idle is a bane, vested underneath the veneer of sloth. So, it’s better to make an advancement with handsome paid tâche[s] (French for job), than to face the gush of this sloths lazy insurgency which has adopted various forms over the years. 

Don’t stay idle, because the Idle mind is the devil’s workshop. Thus, there should be proper facilitation of jobs. The youth in urban and particularly in the rural areas will be motivated and take an interest in educating themselves which will restrict them from taking part in paltry activities. Apart from this, education, which guards and prepares the youth for the hurdles they face in life, might synthesize them to run their own business units as independent entrepreneurs. That will give pride to them, their family, the society and the nation as such. 






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