While the tension between India and Pakistan continue to rise after since the terrifying Pulwama terror attack, a viral video featuring Kashmiri children promoting peace is winning millions of hearts on social media.
A 23-year-old travel blogger Srishti Tehri has released a video on Instagram that shows the people living close to the Line of Control between the two countries who will be most affected by a war.
Taking the role of the narrator, Tehri describes that in the border areas of the conflicted valley, the people are full of warmth and hospitality. Depicted children, she says not all the children want to become terrorists. Most are smart, bright and warm kids who are just hoping to have a normal childhood.
While sharing the video, Tehri wrote –
“Amidst all the chaos between India and Pakistan, I hope you choose humanity. I hope you understand the consequences of what you demand. Millions of lives will be affected. The environment will be harmed. The economics of both the countries will be in shambles. Aren’t you done being a keyboard warrior? Aren’t you done with all the hate? Hate ignites more hate.
“You’re humiliating Kashmiris to go back to their state, deeming them jobless and expecting nothing would go wrong. Are you sure? We are a nation. We are in it together. Don’t let someone who has nothing to do with the circumstances, suffer. Stand for what’s right, no matter what the media tells you. Do what’s right, do as your heart tells you.”
“Today, I hope you choose humanity. #SayNoToWar,” the post concluded.
Here’s the heartwarming short video shot in the lush greenery and the busy alleys of the valley.
On February 26, India conducted air strikes on the Balakot area of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, aimed at destroying the militant outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad’s training camps. This came in the wake of a suicide attack on an Indian CRPF convoy by the group that resulted in at least 40 casualties.