Rising Suicides, Dying Future

ONE of the significant features of a conflict zone is that there is permanent chaos, confusion, hatred, mistrust, suspicion and insecurity of life. Human relations whether social, economic, political or religious are always defined in terms of negativity. Life is meaningless and the future is uncertain. Ideologies  are marked with aggression and approach towards dialogue is individualistic and self-righteous. Life here, in these societies, is less valued and considered an ordinary thing and its loss is hardly regretted.
The Valley of Kashmir, being a conflict zone, is in serious crises and its survival is at stake because its youth has pushed themselves towards the negative trend of  suicide. We have seen an undesirable rise in suicide tendencies, attempts and deaths.This increase has shaken the hope, courage and future prospects of our collective conscience.
We need to understand that fundamentally, suicide in its essence, is actually caused by a mental health issue and must be treated as such. If ignored, it will increase day by day. A society is as good as its youth and when it is the young suffering the most, the situation is dire and the matter most urgent
Masood Ali Mir

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