“Well educated youths are opting guns, choosing a path of militancy instead of their bread and butter, where solution lies’’.
Kashmir one of the conflict zone in the world, the situation is going dettoriate day after day. The engaging trend of youths towards militancy in real sense is dangerous sign to the peace and stability for the Kashmiri masses.
The stimulation responses of the youth towards the Kashmir cause. A boy fond of clothes and chocolates grows into a new role, he supposed to attend classes to make his future, to become a real nation builder, but due the hypocrisy of both, one who is chanting the jugular vein and the second one is an integral part, no one is caring. Even the world communities are acting as spectators. No one is leaving their one word on the Kashmir issue and saying why a boy who supposed to to have pen in his hand, why he is sporting a long beard and is seen caressing an automatic weapon.
With the death of Hizbul militant Saddam Padroo, he was the lone militant of Burhan brigade, who in 2016 surfaced brigade photo with his top associates like, Sabzar Bhat, Naseer Pandhit, and Zakir Musa.
Recently, Phd scholar of Aligarh Muslim University, Manan Wani joined the militant ranks and the Asst. Professor of Kashmir University Mohammad Rafi, who was missing from last few days, also joined the same ranks and unfortunately, lost his live in a brief encounter yesterday, raises questions on the institutions, who is fueling Kashmiri youth to opt the gun solution. Who is responsible for the trouble who has taken the oath to radicalize Kashmiri youth.
Education institutions who supposed to impart knowledge and information to the students about their carrier, future but from last few years’ well educated youths are opting guns, choosing a path of militancy instead of their bread and butter, does they found the way through their education, does education teaches us the same commitment, who is fueling them towards the bloodshed, this is a serious matter which needs to be resorted.
The ground reality in Kashmir is changing slowly but surely and it can be gauged even from plain statistics. If in 2015, 66 local youths joined militancy, the number for 2017-18 (till April) jumped to more then 200 hundred active militants, day to day increasing number of militants is an alarm to both political representatives and investigation agencies, I think if they will stop the ceasefire, it can be reduced and stopped, because from last few years, we are witnessing the bloodiest years so far.
Time is passing swiftly, the more we wait, will lead to more lives and lives will lead to bloodshed , may be it may lead to disaster, which will engulf not only the Kashmir, but whole south Asia has to suffer .
(Writer is currently pursuing Mass.com at Degree College Baramulla and can be reached at Shahidkhazir6@gmail.com )