Last week’s discussion in Parliament about Kashmir, where more than 40 have died and hundreds injured in the protests that followed the killing of Burhan Wani, offered an unusual side of the Lok Sabha.
Instead of the usual hectoring, yelling and general mayhem, Members of Parliament decided to have an actual lookout about Kashmir and what had gone wrong.
Tathagata Satpathy, a senior Biju Janata Dal, speaking in Lok Sabha about the fraught situation in Kashmir asked why Burhan Wani became an icon of the youth. Then Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar gave a speech that has become viral for all the right reasons. Here yourself :
“There is no text without context and the context of the present violence lies in the roots of nation formation,…And the fight is not just one of geography but one of ideology” – Akbar said.
He went on to say that he sympathises with the “boys from Kashmir we see on TV” who have “lost their way or been influenced to take a wrong path”. But he went on to add that “the situation in Kashmir is temporary”.
The thing which really caught my attention on the video is that how beautifully Akbar says that the fight between the opposition and the ruling parties will continue as it is politics..but for the country’s sake and Kashmir’s sake both the parties should join hand and unite against overcoming the feud.