Kashmiri poet’s letter to PM Modi goes viral; pleads for an India where Muslims don’t have to be scared

He has urged the PM to enter into a direct communication with these young people because their confused state of minds is the result of a lack of leader to guide them.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:November 1, 2016 12:29 pm
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Kashmir was once called the ‘heaven on earth’ by Amir Khusro, the iconic Sufi musician and poet, and rightfully so. Kashmir’s beautiful lakes, temples, and valleys are nothing less than figments of heaven. But that is not what sadly, the state has been in the news for lately.

After the killing of militant Burhan Wani in an encounter, the place has witnessed constant unrest leading to the death of over 80 people. Though the country erupted with joy after India’s surgical strikes on Pakistan’s terror launch pads, evidently the tension in the region has continued.

In the light of this serious issue, a Kashmiri poet has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address the Kashmir problem in all truthfulness because India is the safest option that Kashmir has. Liaqat Jafri, who is a poet and a professor from J&K’s Poonch district has written a letter in Hindi addressing the PM, which has since then, gone viral. The letter was shared by Justice Markandey Katju on his Facebook page.

The letter talks about the current situation of unrest and tension that the Kashmiri youth is facing, while they continue to aspire for a brighter future with whatever hope they have left in them. In July 2016, after Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed in an encounter. Since then, clashes have led to many civilians being killed.

Jafri pleaded in the letter to stop the killing, because “those who had once supported India, has now sided with the Kashmiri protesters.”


This is the Facebook post.

He talked about the youth in Kashmir in his letter. He wrote they are a generation suffering an identity crisis. While one day it wants freedom, the next day it wants to take up arms, just like Burhan Wani.  Though on one hand, the youth throws petrol bombs, they also save the Army when caught in an accident. They give shelter to the Amarnath pilgrims during stone-pelting episodes and also carry the dead to the cemetery and dance in the wedding of a Hindu girl. He urged the PM to enter into a direct communication with these young people, because their confused state of minds is the result of a lack of leader to guide them.

He assures that for the common Kashmiris, India is still a secure option, but it is not the India where Muslims have to watch every word that comes out of their mouth. He urges the PM to stop the nude dance of death that is taking place and to start monitoring the discrepancies because, he wrote, there’s not enough time left.

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    Onkar Singh
    Nov 1, 2016 at 12:15 pm
    The pain of a poet should be heeded.His poignancy is the pain of the people.How Modi,the PM,or the man,reacts needs to be seen.Lets see whether he is a human being first or a politician.His response will reveal him.Till then let's wait.
    1. K
      Nov 1, 2016 at 1:25 pm
      India has to disintegrate to make Kashmir peaceful! I am not Indian as i find it offensive! We kashmiries are kashmiries neither stanis not indians hence we demand independence from both pak and india! But India need to stop committing human rights abuses here as i am a target of that. I promise we will not find peace untill we exercise pelbiscite and i promise india will never been in peace without accepting the facts. Kashmir will be the road for destruction for India.
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        avimonyu boxi
        Nov 2, 2016 at 4:39 pm
        Just shut up your mouth....do you think think that the water resources is your father's???????
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          Deepshikha Kohar
          Nov 2, 2016 at 6:13 pm
          Kashmir gives India peanuts in return for the mammoth resources it consumes. When will you people accept the truth that its not a freedom struggle but a religious demand which seeks to annihilate every non-muslim in the state just because muslims are a majority.
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            Nand Singh
            Nov 2, 2016 at 12:57 am
            Jand K should be divided into 3 states . Jammu , Kashmir and Ladakh.lt;br/gt;Then article 370 should be removed from Jammu and Ladakh first. lt;br/gt;50% jobs should be reserved for women in J and K. Women empowerment is one of the antidote against Islamic fascism.
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              Vinayak Gautam
              Nov 1, 2016 at 4:05 pm
              This Kashmiri poet is a Big BullSh*tter..These people don't want Indian Consution to be implemented in Kashmir and yet keep on Sucking Government's money. They exiled Kashmiri Pundits from their homes and enchroached upon their lands and forced those innocent Hindus to spend their remaining lives in Downtrodden parts of Country. This f*kn poet is One of those double faced D*cks who on hand help ISI and stan to create Unrest in te place and then play a game of Helpless..lt;br/gt;If I were a guy living in Kashmir, I'd never have any such Ideny crisis which brings me to throw Stones on the Soldiers of my own nation..Lying fckn Piece of Sh*t !lt;br/gt;NO wonder why this "Khangressi" tattoo KATJU has shared his Letter
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                Palash Singh
                Nov 1, 2016 at 1:11 pm
                Tabari 17:187 "'By God, our religion (din) from which we have departed is better and more correct than that which these people follow. Their religion does not stop them from shedding blood, terrifying the roads, and seizing properties.' And they returned to their former religion." The words of a group of Christians who had converted to Islam, but realized their error after being shocked by the violence and looting committed in the name of Allah. The price of their decision to return to a religion of peace was that the men were beheaded and the woman and children enslaved by the caliph Ali.
                1. P
                  Nov 1, 2016 at 5:12 pm
                  Every state in India has its own culture and language, tum log upar nahi tapke ho. You can continue fighting for all your lives, and india will never disintegrate. Enjoy the progress.
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