Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Gurmehar Kaur Case: What She Said And What You Heard?

Dronacharya/Source: Wikimedia
Dronacharya asked the King Yuddhisthira, “Is Ashwatthama dead?”

Yuddhisthira known for his righteousness, replied, “Ashwatthama is dead, but he doesn’t know whether he is a man or elephant.”

Due to the heavy din in the battlefield, Dronacharya was only able to hear that Ashwatthama is dead, and dropped his weapon.

Seizing the opportunity, Drishtidyumana beheaded Dronacharya.

Now watch this video. Understand and then comment…



The transcription of the video…

Hi, My name is Gurmehar Kaur. I am from Jalandhar, India. This is my dad Capt. Mandeep Singh. He was killed in the 1999 Kargil War. I was 2 years old when he died. I have very few memories of him. I have more memories of how it feels NOT to have a father. I also remember how much I used to hate Pakistan & Pakistanis because they killed my Dad. I used to hate Muslims too because I thought all Muslims are Pakistanis. When I was 6 years old, I tried to stab a lady in a burkha. Because for some strange reason, I thought she was responsible for my father’s death. My mother held me back and made me understand that Pakistan did not kill my dad, war killed him. It took me a while to know but today I do. I have learnt to let go of my hate. It was not easy but its not difficult. If I can do it, so can you. Today, I am a soldier too, just like my dad. I fight for peace between India and Pakistan. Because if there was no war between us, my father would still be here. I am making this video because I want the Governments of both countries to stop pretending and solve the problem. If France & Germany can become friends after 2 World Wars, if Japan & USA can put their past behind and work towards progress, then why can’t we? Majority of regular Indians and Pakistanis want peace, not war. I am questioning the caliber of leadership of both nations. We cannot dream of becoming a first world country with third world leadership. Please pull your socks up. Talk to each other and get the job done. Enough state sponsored terrorism. Enough state-sponsored spies. Enough state-sponsored hatred. Enough people have died on both sides of the border. Enough is Enough. I wish to live in a world where there are no Gurmehar Kaurs who miss their Dad. I am not alone, there are many like me. #ProfileForPeace

It is not a matter of being right or left. The matter is simple: do we know what is really going on or are we acting like the crowd in the name of nationalism?

Also Read: Deteriorating State of the Indian Student Politics.

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