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Humanity strangulated
5/15/2018 11:00:49 PM
Omkar Dattatray.

Alas! the death of a Tamil Nadu tourist has ashamed all the people of the state. It is not a solitary incident but from the last two weeks, there have been concerted efforts by stone pelters to target tourists thus affecting the tourist industry and the economy of the state. The nation whose cardinal principle is Athti Dav Bahav was rocked by killing of a tourist which has done irreparable damage to Kashmiryat and has strangulated humanity and human values. Targeting tourist buses and killing of a young tourist has evoked while spread condemnation by all concerned. Targeting a tourist bus is a heinous crime which puts all of us to shame. The killing of a young tourist has lowered the prestige and image of the Kashmiries throughout the world. This abominable act has tarnished kashmiriyat and humanity beyond repair. It has also raised question mark on the hospitality of the people of Kashmir for which Kashmir was famous throughout the country and abroad. Killings of innocents people are heinous but the killing of an unarmed tourist in his twenties is a crime against Man and God for which civilized world will never forgive the stone pelters who take a sadistic pleasure out of the unfortunate killings of the people. The killing of a tourist will to a great extent affect the tourist footfall in the valley and it will have a declining effect upon the flourishing tourist industry on which various stakeholders are directly and indirectly dependent. The house boat wallas, shakara walas, taxi operators, hoteliers, shopkeepers, handicraft industry, papermashie units will be adversely affected. But apart from economy, it is the humanity and kashmiriyat which is at stake by the killing of a young tourist of Chennai. The chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has rightly called it as the death of humanity and has condemned it in strong words the heinous crime of stone pelters. The stoning of a tourist bus at Narbal - the outskirts of the Srinagar city which has led to death of a tourist is unprecedented and has rightly evoked strong condemnation from various quarters of mainstream politicians and the separatists alike. Rightly the Chief Minister of the state is very perturbed by the killing of a tourist and had convened the all party meet in the backdrop of this heinous crime committed by stone pelters. The killing has been condemned by Separatists as well and it seems that they are shedding crocodile tears as it is on behest of Separatists that the stone pelting industry is flourishing and consuming lives of innocents and well as stone pelters. The stone pelters are no innocents but criminals and should be treated as such. They should not be shown any leniency but should be booked under law for killing innocent people and unarmed tourists who come to J&K for holidaying and site seeing. No amnesty should be given to stone pelters as it emboldens them and they go on pelting stones with redoubled effort and zeal. No politics should be played with this sensitive and youthful segment of the society as the stone pelting consumes the lives of innocents' people, tourists and stone pelters themselves. So no soft attitude should be shown towards the stone pelters by the rulers and political bosses for sake of political expediency, rather they should be dealt with an iron hand. The killing of a tourist has not only dented the image of Kashmiriyat and Insaniyat (Humanity) but it will have adverse effect upon the tourist industry and trade in the disturbed state. Thus Kashmir hospitality and Kashmirityat is the first casualty of the killing of a tourist. Besides this, it can also backfire and has the potential of creating communal strife outside the state but thanks to the sagacity and maturity of the people of Tamil Naidu that they have maintained communal amity inspite of provocation. If we have to earn a name, fame and even money we should consider tourists as our dear guests and help them while touring with love and affection and shower petals on them and not the stones as they bring with them money and prosperity for the state. The Kashmiris should revere and respect them and take due care of them as in the past as they are our valued guests. The stoning of the bus and killing of the tourist is not a solitary case, in the past few weeks such incidents of throwing stones at tourist buses has become a routine affair as earlier also a tourist bus was stoned which led to injury to some tourists from UP. Thus without any delay people of Kashmir and the political parties should rise against stone pelting particularly on tourist buses if we have save our prestige in the country and in the world at large. This strangulation of humanity and Kashmiriyat should be stopped once for all. For this all of us should make earnest efforts to resurrect our image in the eyes of the people in the country and we should welcome tourist guests with open arms.
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