This article is about being responsible for the state we are in specially when it comes to India & Pakistan. It is about responsibility & accountability as leaders & citizens of a nation wanting national peace.
Yesterday was a very special day, 16. 06. 2019, A cricket Match between India & Pakistan. People were preparing for it for days in advance as if a tsunami was going to hit & they had to evacuate the sea shore or help people on the border & it was a war time. I have observed Hatred & Violence dressed beautifully in sophisticated air plane tickets, flags, speeches, social media, cricket stadium & every house hold in front of the Television. The Sarasawti Goddess was shamed by the same India who worships her. I am not sure if people forgot that here we ( India ) are struggling as a country to find peace at our border where countless people die every week.
And People of Pakistan have almost forgotten that their country is almost devastated with only few Pakistani Rupee in the Reserve Bank & loads of Debt, however the energy of people yesterday was like they are ruling the world. Yes ruling the world with hatred & vengeance for sure.
I read some social media tweets of people of Balochistan wishing luck to India & some people of Kashmir wishing luck to Pakistan.
As two countries when we do not have control over a professional cricket match, where spirit of sport should showcase more than spirit of war & animosity how can we achieve larger than life goal Peace ?
The aggressive & impatient sentiment of people could be seen people leaving their work & priorities to watch India VS Pakistan Cricket match all for negative reasons. This kind of energy when it gets accumulated in the collective consciousness of a nation, then this is what it would give back. Apply Newtons third law of motion & be ready for its give back.In 2019, when we all are educated & when science has proven these laws, why do not we apply our mind to it?
Yesterday there was no sentiment of Sport in this match.
The cricketers & Cricket Captains were under tremendous pressure, their caricatures were made viral on social media. #Surgicalstricketwo was trending & Capitan Abhinandan’s cartoons were doing rounds. The humiliation this kind of match brings upon the loosing team, is far beyond anyone’s comprehension. They were on a cricket ground not on a war field. The entire spirit of sports was burnt to ashes yesterday.
On my recent visit to the famous Wagah/ Atari Border, I observed similar kind of aggressive energy was being generated by exchange of loud patriotic music, dance & display of muscle power at both ends.
These kind of places & opportunities should be immediately turned around in to showcasing values of brotherhood, unity & future possibilities in case of peace between two countries. The caricatures & cartoons can carry an innovative message on Unity & Peace… Yes the cricket match also can contribute to this peace building exercise… Lets be mindful of what we want in long term & act accordingly.