Published On: Sat, Oct 1st, 2016

Peace and stability is the need of the hour


afridi, musha

Pakistan and India are facing despair and antagonism. Both countries share a long-drawn-out history of fraught relations – a continuing enmity aggravated by the latest Uri assault. In this hot air, many are making it much worse by their words. Peace and stability are the need of the hour.

Social media is packed with hatred across the boarders and this situation needs a voice of sanity which is essential to curb aggression. Numerous celebrities aware of the need for peace have been employing social media to endorse affable relations amid the two states. Same the words are holding a post by former Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi. He tweeted “Relationship with all. When two neighbors fight, both homes are affected,”

Young singing sensation Momina Mustehsan is also reiterating Afridi’s words. She told “Ask those who have attended funerals of loved ones about wars. It is never the solution. We all want peace,” Bollywood is also echoed with the same emotions. Bajrangi Bhaijaan actor Salman Khan stated that Pakistani actors who are working in Bollywood are not terrorists and should not be kicked out of the country. Bollywood’s Sultan said “In this day and age, it is better for everyone to embrace peace. Terrorists and artists are two different entities. Our government grants them visas and work permits. They aren’t terrorists, they are artists,”

Another Bollywood’s Khan Saif Ali Khan told, “The world is open to our film industry and our film industry is open to talents from around the world, especially across the border. We are artists who talk about love and peace.” Film-maker Jami also added that “India and Pakistan are like brothers. The worse reactions come out when two brothers fight.” Singer and actor Meesha Shafi also posted a picture on Twitter and carrying an image, “No more war, please.”

About the Author

Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.

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