MUMBAI (Web Desk) – A message of peace by an Indian girl has gone viral over the past few days.
The video by Gurmehar Kaur calls for an end to state sponsored terrorism, spying and hatred. It also questions leaders of both the countries and urges governments of both to give up pretence and solve the problem.
Gurmehar, who was only two when her father Captain Mandeep Singh of Jalandhar was killed in the Kargil war, recounts the story of her transformation from hatred towards Pakistan and Muslims to a messenger of peace.
She tells the story through placards, without saying a word.
Mumbai-based social commentator Ram Subramanian helped her make the video, according to Times of India.
In the video, she says she used to hate Muslims. “When I was six, I tried to stab a lady in burkha because for some strange reason I thought she was responsible for my father’s death”, she said through placards.
“My mother held me back and made me understand that Pakistan did not kill my dad, war killed him. It took me awhile to know but today I have learnt to let go of my hate. It was not easy but it’s not difficult. If I can do it so can you,” her message reads.
“Today, I am a soldier just like my dad but I fight for peace between India and Pakistan.”
She also cited examples of France and Germany, Japan and America burying their past after bloody wars.
“I wish to live in a world where there are no Gurmehar Kaurs who miss their dad. I am not alone there are many like me,” another message reads.