Glamorizing Death

News Kashmir Desk


Continued bloodshed through violence is benefiting none in kashmir. Daily we see large number of deaths, injuries, blinding, arrests etc taking place due to unaddressed political issue of Kashmir.

But it is worrisome to note that some are glamorizing death sitting as armchair analysts and offering no solution, on the otherhand by this attitude they are glamorizing death.

People getting killed in protests and near encounter sites is the latest troubing developments in Kashmir.


Pertinently , more than 20 civilians  have been killed this year near encounter sites_*


July 1: Tahira Begum and Shadab AhmadChopan of Dialgam villagein Kokernag killed by bullets near encounter site.


June 22: Ajaz Ahmed Malik injured in firingat encounter site in Pulwama on June 21 succumbs to injuries in hospital.


June 16: Mohammad Ashraf, 34, and Ahsan Mushtaq, 15, killed during clashes near encounter site in Arwani.


June 6: Adil Farooq killed from bullet during clashes in Shopian near encountersite in Ganowpora village.


May 27: Civilian killed in firing by government forces during encounter withHizbul commander Sabzar Ahmad Bhat and his aide Faizan Muzaffar in Saimoo village of Tral.


May 14: Mohammad Hussain Dar injured on May 6 in firing by militants on a police party at Mir Bazar on Srinagar-Jammu highway in Kulgam districtsuccumbs to injuries in hospital.


May 6: Three civilians killed in crossfire when militants attack a police party in Kulgam.


April 27: Mohammad Yusuf, 55, killed after army opens fire on protesters seeking bodiesof two slain militants who attacked an army camp in Panzgam village of Kupwara district.


March 28: Three civilians, Zahid Rashid of Chadoora, Amir Fayaz of Wathora, and Ashfaq Ahmadof Rangreth killed when government forces open fire on civilians protesting against a siege laid in Chadoora area of Budgam.


Mar 14: Kaneeza, 9, killed in Kupwara after being hit ‘stray bullet’.


Mar 9: 15-year-old Amir Nazir killed by government forces at Padgampora village in Pulwama


Feb 23: A woman killed by ‘stray bullet’in exchange of gunfire between militants and army, police say.


Feb 12: Two civilians killed when government forces open fire near encounter site in Kulgam.


Every death means catastrophe for the family concerned and this unstoppable bloodshed is paining many hearts .

An eminent scholar while pleading anonymity states – “ This bloodshed is leading us no where . India, Pakistan states and people of Kashmir should adopt path of sanity to settle political issues . There are some vested interests on all sides who thrive by this business of death .The contractors who make merry by bloodshed are enemies of humanity . The intellectual poverty in Kashmir is complicating the realities for us and yielding us no results .”

The need of the hour is to stop glamorizing death in Kashmir and let peace, rationality take the center stage and voices promoting bloodshed be discarded.