Rise! From The Filth

Twenty years have passed since Gaw Kadal Massacre of January 1990. This famous Bridge has fallen in the canal of filth like our hearts. In This city of massacres and protest ,the blood of martyrdom did flow like the Our River Jhelum and has dried up ever since. The Hollow slogans we here everyday, do they wake our hearts , no they don't. Then why are they sloganeering like the voice of a bad singer. Don't they have homes to go.?? Whenever this leader calls of strike, the students feel joy that they don't have to go to school and we will play cricket football or hangout with friends. the employees feel saved from waking early but sad that they can't take gift money today but plan their hangouts in famous resorts of this beautiful valley.. And The Businessman curse him for the loss they will face.Some Teenagers who boast of their heroism to their friends are ready to pelt stones in the famous places in the Downtown And The Gaza Strip (Maisuma) of Kashmir. They make a group and sit on the parapets of the shops that are closed.Puffing cigarettes and talking of escapes.. provoking the INDIAN FORCES (Guys Don't provoke them they still have to use their expired teargas shells and let the anger of their wives on you) and the match starts like the Classic Tom and Jerry. And later that evening the news starts, people swapping between channels to get a better view of this "Kani Jang".. And Sometimes Admiring the courage that these young guns have in them. But does anyone really understand what these protest calls for? No they don't.. The employees talk of freedom when they even cannot survive without the bribe(oops!! the Gift money) and students who hate to go to school talk about Freedom in ignorant but innocent manner bad mouthing mainstream politicians. the teenagers whose school doesn't care about their attendance talk when the next call is and this time how to escape and pelt stones. But The Business which essentially is the only legal way of earning hard money for a Kashmiri really takes a hit , we can understand... 62 years of oppression and trampling attitude of India (But i thought this is the biggest democracy in the world. Hey i am not lying). and Twenty years of bloodshed have given us nothing but reduced our hearts to stones. The Blood of our Martyrs is still flowing in the veins of Chinar. We are Living In Concentration Camps maybe worse than the SOBIBOR. I had a childhood dream of seeing A freedom leader As The Head Of The State One day. I used to go to on every friday to this Grand Mosque chanting slogans. But Today i realise that he is not a role model for us but one of the KGB's (Karrakulli and Gown Brigade). Who have compromised our Struggle to mere talks and Tours to UN and Other International Agencies.. And bulding mansions and buying expensive cars and armed with guards of the same country he's fighting.Its Shocking to Know that we are still delegating our Freedom to our Only Leader. When we should all come together and talk of a possible solution within us. But " Ye Kemis Cha Mengidagh".. There's No Country that hasn't got freedom or solution to their struggle against Oppression. See Kosovo A Muslim state in Europe who after years of Hostility with Bosnia got independence.. we have more than twice the size and still we don't get the right to ask for freedom. Yes why should we get the right when we don't deserve it. we don't have one Voice. One talks of Autonomy, Vision and self rule and the other of complete freedom and self determination. Don't You think we have lost something? If not now then when.. Little efforts can lead to a Perfect you and Perfect Kashmir..

Like A Great Kashmiri Poet Said:

Endow Your Will With Such Power That at every turn of fate it so be, That God Himself Asks of his Slave " What is it That pleases thee?" Allama Iqbal