A turning point in sight
The success of son of Ghalib Guru, son of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru and Naveed Wani , brother of militant commander Burhan Wani whose killing in 2016 triggered widespread violence in 2016, in the class 12 examinations , results of which were declared on Thursday , could be a turning point in the Valley.
This news has come close on heels of the success of pellet blinded Insha Manzoor in the Class X examinations results of which were declaredon Tuesday .
In a way, this is a strong message that the families from where the militants were born and they met their fate , have not given up on the virtue of education . They have shown that the books and computers hold the guarantee of a bright future, not the guns or stones.
Seen against the unfortunate incidents that followed Burhan’s killing when the Valley was paralysed by general strikes, more than 30 schools were burnt and 15 lakh students were denied access to schools because of the violence in streets , his brother has demonstrated that militancy or “ jihad” is not the path that would help Kashmiri children to grow and shape their future in the civilized world .
Guru’s son has scored a distinction that further underlines the fact that he did not fall into the trap of separatists who paid lip service to his father but did nothing for the family .
Kashmiri children have once again proved that they can choose their path of looking to a bright future . This is a marvel because they studied in difficult circumstances when their studies were interrupted by the general strikes, street protests . Kudos to Kashmiri children.