Killers on prowl

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Kashmir is at cross roads again. The unabated killing of civilians particularly people from minorities and non-local workers has shocked one and all. Though political leaders across ideological divides have strongly condemned these killings besides the administration, the need of the hour is much more than the condemnations. The non-local workers have been a big contributor in Kashmir’s economy, no matter how fragile it may be. Right now developmental works worth billions are being carried out here and most of these projects are dependent of non-local labour. Targeting them is an indicator that those behind these killings can’t see Kashmir progressing. Their ugly political agendas are surviving only on chaos and any semblance of normalcy frustrates them.  Targetting unarmed civilians is nothing but the worst form of terrorism and these terrorists are hell bent upon destroying Kashmir and its economy. On the other hand, by targeting Kashmir Pandits and Sikhs, the terrorists are trying to polarize the situation here in a bid to create divisions. Pandita’s death, one more Kashmiri family has lost a dear one. The killings of pharmacist, teachers and non-local labourers besides the cab driver seem part of plan devised by the enemies of Kashmir to pull back Kashmir to the days of confusion and chaos.

These attacks are indicative of only one reality – those behind these attacks can never be friends of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. They are the enemies and therefore should be named and shamed. Police need to gear up and identify the killers, arrest them so that they face the justice system and pay for their wrong doing. Though those who lost their lives will not come back neither the grief of their families could be lessened, but by getting the killers to face the law of the land would help these families to get the much desired justice. People have to understand that those who are on this killing spree are trying to drag Kashmir back to the dirty violence. The people of Kashmir, particularly from the majority community need to speak up. They have to understand that silence at this moment is criminal. It is share madness and nobody can approve such crimes. If killing people on the basis of religion and region becomes a norm then everyone would be hunting for everyone. The world will become a murderous field and no one will have any safety and security. Those who killed all these civilians have neither helped the society nor their own selves. They have not taken the lives these people but devastated their families and earned for themselves the hellfire hereafter.

Violence has no religion, it has no ethics or principles. It can only kill and destroy. Those who are indulging in violence or propagating violent ideologies need to understand that Allah has not created this world for death and destruction. He created a special specie – humans – with the intension that this specie will beautify his world with love and compassion. The murderers are brazenly and shamelessly trying to negate Allah’s plan. Fact of the matter is that they will never succeed in their designs. The society has to wake up and raise its voice against the violence. The gunmen involved in these murders are the ones who have brought all kinds of miseries to the people of Kashmir. They have disturbed the social fabric here and created an atmosphere of insecurity all over. Such mindless and senseless murderers have no place in any civilized society and these for should be named, shamed and isolated


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