Open Letter from India to Pakistan
"The smallest coffins are the heaviest to carry"
I've started to write this letter several times, but words seem to have lost their meaning! I can't express the pain, shock, anger, disbelief and anguish I feel after the horrific attacks at Army Public School in Peshawar on Wednesday.
I'm so sorry for your loss. :(
While struggling to come to terms with the tragedy, on Wednesday night, I lit a candle in memory and honor of the lives lost in the school.
In the midst of the grief, a little flower of hope bloomed... #IndiaWithPakistan. It started as a trickle of tweets, but it soon went viral. Thousands and thousands of messages poured in from every corner of India with condolences and support to Pakistan.
Today, #IndiaWithPakistan is 1 million strong*.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
If you're reading this letter, please know that you are not alone.
I really wish I had a bat signal so Bruce Wayne (I mean, Batman) could come and save Gotham City once more. But alas...
Each of us has the option, even a moral obligation, to awaken from this illusion of separateness, and do what little we can to make this a better world. For goodness sake. For the children's sake.
We must BE that change that we seek, one small step at a time.
Let's always remember and honor those who lost their lives in this inhumane senseless act of violence.
Indians and Pakistanis have spoken clearly and loudly: We want to live by each other's happiness, not each other's misery.
I am because you are!
Jai Hind. Jive Pakistan.