Whenever we prepare for sleep the thought which struck our mind is about the life of our fellow Kashmiri brethren, the future of our fellow Kashmiri students looks very grim and dark. The people living in the besieged valley cannot even raise their voice as there is complete media blackout and communication blockade. One who dares to raise his voice, concern and dissent fares of facing the wrath of both the power and men in uniform. We too fare as we know that the dissent will land us into jail. But our consciousness doesn’t allow us to keep mum, so we raised our hands and write down the lines through the ink of our pen.

How long we tolerate this cruelty as the world is keenly watching but the materialistic things came before their eyes as they prefer trade over human values which stop them in raising their voice and concern. Even the United Nations which guarantees us the right to self determination watches as mute speculator.

From the past seventy years what we saw only death and destruction. We saw our loved ones falling to the bullets of the oppressor. How can we forget the Kunan and Poshpora the two villages in the district kupwara where the women of the whole village were raped by the men in uniform in the dead of the night. Even elderly women eighty five years of age were not spared. This gruesome incident is one of the darkest chapters of Kashmir conflict. The victims even till date doesn’t get any justice as the both the Indian government and military rejected the happenings of that night which their men were involved. The pages of Kashmir conflict history are full of such kind of inhuman and gruesome incidents.

Now almost four months have passed since the abrogation of article 370 the life in valley still remains plyraized. The businesses there suffered ten thousand crore losses. Education system is in shambles and the future of children at stake.

Kashmir’s have either no enmity with India, we are simply asking for what the founding fathers of India and the world community guarantees us. We does not want war between the two nuclear armed neighbors as it will bring death and destruction but believe us that we are fed up with the atrocities being unleashed on us from last seventy years particularly from past thirty years, let now decide our fate in the battle field as India has choked every peaceful platform where one can express his views and ideas. India in might doesn’t want to listen to anyone and considers himself same as what Paroh (firoun) considers him in history.

There is one Jallianwala Bagh in India were innocents were massacred by the British on 13th April 1919. There are thousands of such Baghs in Kashmir were people were massacred. Every street and nock and corner of the Kashmir is witness to such Baghs were people fell to the bullets of the oppressor.

We believe that the common people of India are totally ignorant of the Kashmir issue and about the atrocities being unleashed upon Kashmir’s by those whom they call saviors. They only know what their biased media tell them. The day they know the reality of and atrocities being unleashed upon the unarmed innocent Kashmir’s they came out on roads to ask for our rights.

Last year the chief of Indian army in a statement advised young Kashmir’s to laptops, pen and books instead of stones. We follow his advice and doing the same by writing this piece.

MUBASHIR IQBAL KITABA, Amir Reyaz Sheikh,

Srinagar Kashmir.