Uri Attacks tipped off the little string of diplomacy that was between the two nations. There is massive tension on the border that has been worsening every passing second.
The Internet is raging hot and there is a huge division that is rooting for war between India and Pakistan. But there are people who are pleading for peace because guns just cannot be the solution to everything.
Such is one resident of Islamabad, Pakistan Alizay Jaffer, who says that she feels a deeper affinity with India. She wrote a beautiful, heart touching post saying that how people who love each would still feel the same way across borders no matter what happens.
What’s strange is the burden we carry of decisions made in our pasts, based on an entirely different socio-political context, when a common, exploitative antagonist made sure we saw each other as the aggressor, and boy, did we fall for it. What’s strange is our prolonged blindness to the immense opportunities that lie before us as a unit, and the vast desolation that lies before us as enemies.
Let this reach your heart because it is beautiful what she is trying to say. It’s impossible to control any decisions on the border. What will happen, will happen.
But till then, we shouldn’t let hate cloud our vision and stone our hearts. People should be capable of loving people, not hating them.
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