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War is not the answer, haven’t we seen Syria and Iraq? Haven’t we seen Afghanistan and Vietnam? And still we haven’t learned. There is nothing glorious about war, this passion for fighting must end. We are suffering from a food and water crises, we are an under developed nation we must take careful steps to…
War is not the answer, haven’t we seen Syria and Iraq? Haven’t we seen Afghanistan and Vietnam? And still we haven’t learned. There is nothing glorious about war, this passion for fighting must end. We are suffering from a food and water crises, we are an under developed nation we must take careful steps to avoid conflict. Two nuclear wielding countries going to war means a mass suicide, it’s not only soldiers who lose their lives in conflicts. Women and children are killed and called collateral damage. It is not their war, they’re never presented with an option. It is in the hands of dirty politicians with egos the size of countries. So I appeal to them to spare the lives of millions and don’t risk the peace in South Asia, for it will not take long to start a fight but ending it is uncertain. I appeal to both the prime minister of India and Pakistan to fight poverty and hunger instead of coming at each other’s throats both these nations should fight the greater problems at hand.
In 1965, I was a school going student. It started off just like this, there were tension between the countries and then we heard the Pakistani President on the radio declaring war. He said it loud and clear that a war has been declared and our soldiers are at the war front ready to give their lives for this country. It was overwhelming and surreal at first, the thought of the loss of human life seemed unlikely. I remember all of our family glued to the radio in the comfort of our homes, we were excited and hyped. When it is all words war is exciting but as soon as the bombs start falling and the airplanes come that’s when it gets scary. I have seen war and there is nothing appealing about it. Whoever is promoting this violence has a motive behind it or he doesn’t know a thing about war and the atrocities that come with it. Like me there are a lot of old people that remember what it was like and we would never want to go back to those times. This is the reason we are gathered here today is to let the world know that there are people like me that don’t believe in these divides we’re all human and we’re all of one nation.