Biting the dust

Biting the dust

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History, they say, always repeats itself.
In my homeland, helplessness repeats itself.
Our pangs never settle into grief,
or mourning or bereavement.
A fresh shot of agony injected shamelessly
to scour our wounds.

This time again they eyed him in the crowd
And shot him in the head.
I’m not fond of national pride
But I stand in awe of the patience, the tolerance of my people,
in this great democracy where our blood is disposable.

What have you given to our homeland?
Barbed wires and shattered windows,
agonised orphans and wailing widows.
Soldiers who don’t know why they are where they are,
why they kill, who they kill.

I ask of the silent watchers;
Is your silence not criminal too?
A horrifying gang rape in Delhi, and you take the streets.
The “Jawans” gang raped an entire village here,
but your indifference has prevailed.

I have long ago given up on you.
I sneer at your promises.
I laugh at your discussions on Kashmir,
for we can never be at peace
while you remain in denial.

By Him who turns the hearts!
Feigning innocence will not do
Let justice rule, and let us be.
Till then, we are all in a perennial loop
and another one of us will bite the dust.

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  • Jonah Ryder

    Dear.. a bit of optimism please, nonetheless I commend you on sharing your feelings.

    Sanjeev/Hindu Militant/ & the like are about to lash out at you with accusations of jihad & terrorism.

    They want to gag our voice as they gag our media, they will tell the world we created the conflict. Their Lies and their attacks on us must be made known to the world.

    Keep up the fight.

    ——

    This Part is for the denouncers :
    —————
    Sanjeev..This is not directed at you but to those that read your comments.

    You need not reply, having said that you surely may. Be it denouncing these retorts as spam or any other jest you try. It will just get repeated over & over & over & over…catch my drift.. :)

    If you are a regular on this site. You know these people like Sanjeev (& the like) as a craven sods that perpetuates the propaganda and agenda of India.

    Their purpose is to coerce and deceive the outsider who doesn’t follow the Kashmir conflict with vigor.

    Thus far they have abused, fueled hatful attacks both virtually and on ground.

    Please take their responses with a grain of salt & ask yourself why the voice of the Kashmir walla is repeatedly attacked by these hate mongers.

    I ask the reader to also consider the beauty of Kashmirwalla to allow them their voice as erroneous it may be. Regardless take this as your warning & please do your research on the Occupied region of Kashmir before coming to any conclusions.

    The voice of the voiceless must carry on, wether being attacked by the likes of mentioned or gaged by agencies on the ground.

    Truth must prevail, no matter how often and powerful the spin masters try to sabotage our attempts to putting it forth.

    Best Regards,

    A Humble supporter of the Kashmiri Cause.

    • Sanjeev

      @ Jonah Ryder,

      I appreciate your call for undertaking a research into the J&K problem. I assure you that I have formed my opinions after careful consideration of all sides of the problem AND personal exposure to the landscape.

      I regret to say that the conclusions of my research run contrary to your views.

      Time for a discussion free of name-calling and cursing? :)

  • Jonah Ryder

    It was never yours it can truly never be yours. Yours is the futility ours is the struggle. Say what you will, we know what we are and who we are. We know damn well what you are.

    This is what the world needs to know. This is what you suppress. This is occupation. This is #OccupiedKashmir.

    Sanjeev this below paragraph is a thanks to you ol buddy for pointing out this slight. :)

    Thank you for pointing out that poignant independent research of, unbiased, & unfiltered quality is needed. Without holding affiliations to one side or another. This must first be done by the reader. Clearly Sanjeev & the kind are adherent to one side of the story. Therefore we cannot take their points into account. Which brings me to yours truly, yes I and others like me are on the contrary, but I am not telling you, the reader what to believe, simply to do your research. Never mind, the research the charlatans try to pass off as such. If the the reader is blessed with intellect & can deduce upon the answer with following logic, then truly victory will be for the good.

    Here are the common problems in arguments that occur or are caused. These are often used as tools and devices by certain un-named parties to coerce and deceive. Therefore it of utmost importance to be aware of the following Fallacies:

    Here are some examples of fallacies you may encounter when making an argument:
    Appeal to Ignorance – An appeal to ignorance occurs when one person uses another person’s lack of knowledge on a particular subject as evidence that their own argument is correct.
    For example: “You can’t prove that there aren’t Martians living in caves under the surface of Mars, so it is reasonable for me to believe there are.”
    Appeal to Authority – This type of fallacy is also referred to as Argumentum ad Verecundia (argument from modesty). In this case, rather than focusing on the merits of an argument, the arguer will try to attach their argument to a person of authority in an attempt to give credence to their argument.
    For example: “Well, Isaac Newton believed in Alchemy, do you think you know more than Isaac Newton?”
    Appeal to Popular Opinion – This type of appeal is when someone claims that an idea or belief is true simply because it is what most people believe.
    For example: “Lots of people bought this album, so it must be good.”
    Association Fallacy – Sometimes called “guilt by association,” this occurs when someone links a specific idea or practice with something or someone negative in order to infer guilt on another person.
    For example: “Hitler was a vegetarian, therefore, I don’t trust vegetarians.”
    Attacking the Person – Also known as Argumentum ad Hominem (argument against the man), this is quite a common occurrence in debates and refers to a person who substitutes a rebuttal with a personal insult.
    For example: “Don’t listen to Eddie’s arguments on education, he’s an idiot.”
    Begging the Question – This type of fallacy is when the conclusion of an argument is assumed in the phrasing of the question itself.
    For example: “If aliens didn’t steal my newspaper, who did?” (assume that the newspaper was actually stolen).
    Circular Argument – Also referred to as Circulus in Probando, this fallacy is when an argument takes its proof from a factor within the argument itself, rather than from an external one.
    For example: “I believe that Frosted Flakes are great because it says so on the Frosted Flakes packaging.”
    Correlation Implies Causation Fallacy – Otherwise known as Cum Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc, this is a fallacy in which the person making the argument connects two events which happen sequentially and assumes that one caused the other.
    For example: “I saw a magpie and ten minutes later, I crashed my car, therefore, magpies are bad luck.”
    False Dilemma/Dichotomy – Sometimes referred to as Bifurcation, this type of fallacy occurs when someone presents their argument in such a way that there are only two possible options.
    For example: “If you don’t vote for this candidate, you must be a Communist.”
    Non Sequitur – A fallacy wherein someone asserts a conclusion that does not follow from the propositions.
    For example: “All Dubliners are from Ireland. Ronan is not a Dubliner, therefore, he is not Irish.”

    Sanjeev..or whatever you have spawned into as profile names are not controlled on here. This is not directed at you but to those that read your comments.

    You need not reply, having said that you surely may. Be it denouncing these retorts as spam or any other jest you try. It will just get repeated over & over & over & over…catch my drift.. :)

    If you are a regular on this site. You know these people like Sanjeev (& the like) as a craven sods that perpetuates the propaganda and agenda of India.

    Their purpose is to coerce and deceive the outsider who doesn’t follow the Kashmir conflict with vigor.

    Thus far they have abused, fueled hatful attacks both virtually and on ground.

    Please take their responses with a grain of salt & ask yourself why the voice of the Kashmir walla is repeatedly attacked by these hate mongers.

    I ask the reader to also consider the beauty of Kashmirwalla to allow them their voice as erroneous it may be. Regardless take this as your warning & please do your research on the Occupied region of Kashmir before coming to any conclusions.

    The voice of the voiceless must carry on, wether being attacked by the likes of mentioned or gaged by agencies on the ground.

    Truth must prevail, no matter how often and powerful the spin masters try to sabotage our attempts to putting it forth.

    Best Regards,

    A Humble supporter of the Kashmiri Cause.

    P.S

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