Eilan Al-Kurdi – We are sorry, we failed you!!!

By Armughan Ahmad Daud

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Recently, gruesome pictures of a little angel keep taking rounds on social media. He is lying on the Shore of Turkish Sea, face-down, motionless, breathless and lifeless. He is Eilan Al-Kurdi, 3 years old, whose unfortunate voyage came to the most tragic end, the death. The pursuit of a life, a safe-life, beyond threats, beyond beheadings, beyond terror, beyond bullets, has led this innocent kid to the most unfortunate end. Eilan was wearing bright red T-shirt, shorts and shoes, as if divine destiny had already decreed the great welcome for this angel in heavens. But the misery just does not end here.
It’s not that only US is at fault in supplying weaponry and funding to Syrian rebels, it’s not only Bashar Al-Assad’s fault to respond to the internal threat with unequivocal lethal force, it’s not only the fault of Arab nations to let all this disaster happen, it’s not only the fault of UN to be as flaccid as a ceremonial state-head, it’s not only the fault of European countries banning the refugees to come to peace. It is fault of humanity. It is fault of all of us. We should all be ashamed of ourselves to let the innocent souls die in merciless waters.
Eilan is not alone in his ill-fated journey. His brother Gilan, 5 years old, and mother Rehan were also equally unfortunate as both drowned with him, among nine others. The toll has reached to around 2,000 in this year who have lost their lives in efforts of crossing European borders.
This sad evident, which has shaken the soul of every human in the world, emphasize the fact that the drawn out misery of refugees should come to an end. We need to contrive best possible and permanent solution, a fail-safe rather, after serious cogitation. The scrupulous efforts of European countries to spurn away the refugees have already added enough fuel to the fire. But in the end, these are the same European countries, the ‘infidels’, who have agreed to and have started taking refugees in large numbers. People in these countries are welcoming the refugees with open arms.
The tragic part, however, is the apathy shown by oil-rich and resourceful Arab countries. Their callous behaviour was expected though, yet eschewing to wade into resolution of this escalated crisis is utterly inhumane, to say the least.
A resolved culmination of this crisis should be at the minds of everyone who could do even a little for refugees. A resolute effort is also required to help mitigate the risk of ISIS threat to civilians. International communities and countries always bragging about their human right activities should consolidate their efforts to bring peace in the region.
We do not want more Eilans, Galips, Ahmet-Hadis and Hayders. We should not need any more innocent deaths to unite our efforts for humanity. We are already ashamed enough to be unable to save Eilan and his brothers.
We are at loss of words to mourn your death, Eilan. We are sorry, Eilan, we failed you.

  • Mohan

    Such are the journalists we have. Aditya Sinha, who writes for TOI now and was the editor at DNA few years back , tweeted this on the story of Saudi diplomat’s rape case of two Nepali girls.
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    ‘Gurgaon Police confesses to having being tipped off by Islamic republic of Iran, about the Saudi
    diplomat, keeping two Nepali girls as sex slaves.’
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    Response by Gurgaon police –
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    The information about Nepali woman was received by Gurgaon police from Maitai India, an NGO, not as described in this tweet.
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    This was the response by Sinha to Gurgaon police.
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    Yes I know, I was making a joke based on events in Yemen and US-Iran deal.

    Later this coward closed his twitter account, when he was accused by everyone of spreading false rumours which may jeopardize relations between the countries.

  • Mohan

    Another lie being spread by secular/liberal journalist. This is what they tweeted this morning.
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    Why are all schools, even crematorium in Chandigarh closed for PM visit to city? All oppn leaders detained/house arrest? Any answers? – Rqjdeep Sardesai
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    A senior Kargil veteran delays cremation of his son because the Chandigarh crematorium is now a parking lot for the PM’s visit. Outrageous. – Vishnu Som, NDTV
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    Is cremation ground closed ?

    On eve of PM’s visit, security drills spell traffic chaos
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    ‘Since the Prime Minister will be in the city from 9.25 am to 1.30 pm, commuters are advised to avoid taking the Zirakpur-Chandigarh road, the Kishangarh road towards Sector 26 and roads near the PGI and Sector 25 between 9 am and 2 pm. Those moving towards the Punjab and Haryana High Court from the Mohali side are advised to reach before 10 am. The entry to the cremation ground in Sector 25 during the PM’s visit will be from the Sector 38 side.’
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    http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/chandigarh/on-eve-of-pm-s-visit-security-drills-spell-traffic-chaos/131671.html

  • Majumdar

    Mohanbhai,
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    Mercifully, you are always around to expose the nefarious activities of sickular and fiberal journos.
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    Regards

  • Mohan

    Now Chatisgarh has imposed meat ban for 9 days for Ganpati.

    BJP Promised : Good Governance
    BJP Delivered : Food Governance

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  • HaHa

    @Chhote Miyan “PS: btw, looks like RSS gave modi ji a good report card on his performance. In upa we had NAC headed by Sonia. Now we have BjP guided by RSS. So nice.” As somebody said ‘”The more things change the more they remain the same'”. Earlier It was Tweedledum now it is Tweedledee. But try telling that to BJP/Modi Bhakts.

  • Ranger625372

    The level of hatred these people have for Modi is stunning. Lie, mislead, anything is fair in the game to put down Modi. I wish I wasn’t in India. Had I been in the US or Australia, I would love to see this country run by whoever is their alternative to Modi – Kejriwal/ Rahul/ etc. and watch the fun. Unfortunately, if such a thing happens, I will get burnt like the rest of the country, and so have to support Modi

  • Ranger625372

    It’s a case of Vinasha Kale Vipreet Buddhi on a national scale. It won’t end pretty if and when this bunch of crooked morons take over. Wish only they get burnt, but unfortunately, in a forest-fire, every wild animal gets killed. One of my neighbors have built a huge nuclear shelter like, fort-like house, completely inpenetrable and inaccessible to the outside world, almost like a nuclear shelter. Guess I have to build something like that, grab a coke, pop corn and watch the fools go down and take the whole country down with them in the post Modi-world.

  • Ranger625372

    All this contrived drama, propaganda, ramayan and mahabharat is because the monkeys want the gun in their hands…..give it to them, get out of the way and watch the fun…….I am figuring out how to get out of the way, once I get that right, I can relax.

  • Kaal

    Video : Hindus barred from Cremation

    Opposition against Hindus family cremating dead in Arjunpur, West Bengal and Hindus not allowed to use 300-year-old crematorium, locals threatens and lob bombs at grieving family. After 300 years, we are told cremations will not be allowed, local authorities propose a cremation ground 15km away. Police also scared to give back land to Hindus.
    Biren Pal’s mortal remains cremation obstructed after a minority group objects it. Family alleges that minority group hurdled bombs at them to stop proceedings

    http://www.hinduhumanrights.info/video-hindus-barred-from-cremation-land-in-india/

  • He He

    Muslims have vowed to Halal a Cow on
    Lal Chowk,Kashmir on Bakr-Eid to defy Court order
    http://t.co/sWIPnsj0RR

  • Mohan

    West Bengal govt. to declassify 64 files relating to Subhash Chandra on 18 Sep.

  • Majumdar

    Haha,
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    MNS/SS are planning to open meat stalls on Paryushan, Muslims are planning to halal a cow in Kashmir on Bakr-Eid. Good luck to both!!! This dietary fascism must be resisted with full force!
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    Regards

  • Kishwar M

    As a legally recognised minority, Jains asked for a small “concession” to their religious sentiment. Yet so much furore & hysteria
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    Peaceful Jains rarely make unreasonable demands.Yet few days of meat ban in one city being projected as violation of fundamental rights!
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    Arnab Goswami directly responsible for instigating violent demonstrations in Kashmir demanding lifting of 150 yr old beef ban law.
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    Message being sent to peaceful Jains-only those who know to how to use violence can impose their will & get even lawless concessions!
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    “Ban the Ban”crusader had no hesitation demanding ban on Khaps. I walked out of his program coz he yelled at me for opposing ban politics
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    “Ban the Ban”crusader went ballistic when I said in his program,those committing honour killings can be hanged under IPC, why ban Khaps?
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    Khaps millennia old institutions with long history of constructive work.Arnab wants them banned,violating fundamental right 2 association
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    Arnab wants community panchayats banned if they suggest girls avoid jeans.Does he dare impose ban on those who force women behind burka?
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    Banning Khaps simply coz few individuals commit murders is like demanding ban on all TV channels because ArnabTV instigating disharmony
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    As a rule I’m not in favour of knee jerk bans but would gladly recommend to govt to ban Arnab Goswami & lock him up in psychiatric ward
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    Congress will pay heavy price for joining BJP bashing when under their regime meat slaughter & sale bans started on Jain sacred days.
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    Day not far away when there will be do or die crusade to enshrine beef eating as a fundamental religious right, thanks to Mad Arnab!
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    Few day ban on meat in deference to Jains violation of fundamental rights but banning millennia old community panchayats is progressive!
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    Arnab is doing to emotional & intellectual health of impressionable Indians what AIDS virus does to people’s health–destroy immunity!
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    Even if meat ban for 4 days was avoidable but to inflame passions against Jains on this minor issue will have very harmful consequnces
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    I had to appear in SC to thwart Arnab inspired Law Commn legislation 2 ban Khap panchayts when existing laws enf to combat all murders
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    Wish a competent lawyer would help me file case against Arnab Goswami for promoting daily disharmony in society & mass damage 2 brains
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    I challenge Arnab to run a campaign demanding ban lift on all books proscribed post independence,including book on Shivaji & Satanic Verses

  • Mohan

    Open letter to fellow Indians from a Jain youth over meat ban
    Guest Author / September 12, 2015 / Opinions
    Dear friends,
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    I know many of you are very angry these days as we Jains are supposed to have taken your rights to eat meat. We intolerant bunch of goons have reportedly taken away your personal liberty. We are the Taliban, if some liberal activists are to be believed.
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    All these become easy for you to believe because these activists are in media and they control what you read in the newspapers or hear on TV. It also becomes easy for you to think they are telling the truth because the current ruling party, the BJP, has a national president who is Jain by religion.
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    Today, the media claimed that Haryana, another BJP ruled state, too had banned meat. Whereas the truth was that it had just appealed some slaughter houses to remain closed for Paryushan Parva, our festival of self purification. An appeal was presented as a ban to you!
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    And this has led people to believe that Jains are asking for such bans. I say this because I have been subjected to such taunts and abuse on Twitter. People have mocked my faith, my customs, and some even threatened to throw meats loaves in my house in protest.
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    And I wonder why so much hate! Because I didn’t even ask for this ban!
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    The media never cared to tell you but I hope you know the truth that this ban has existed for decades. And no, it is not a ban on you eating any meat – you are still free to do that – but a ban on slaughter houses for a few days and a ban on sale of meat in some selected regions of India. In fact, in states like Rajasthan, the duration of this annual ban has actually been reduced this year when compared with the duration during the Congress rule.
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    Yes, you are going to tell me that it doesn’t justify the ban just because it existed for all these years. I am not even telling you that. But just take a chill pill for a moment, and think – if this ban existed for so many decades, why did you not hear any outrage or protest over this all these years?
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    Have you not become pawn in the politics of some selected parties? Congress was the party that introduced such bans in many areas and now they are protesting against the same. Shiv Sena too was a party to the decision by virtue of controlling local bodies, and even they are now protesting.
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    Do you seriously not see the politics here? And this politics is being helped by those in the media who wear the mask of neutrality and intellectualism.
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    All these decades nobody had a problem as they thought it was not a big deal if the slaughter houses remain closed for a few days in a year, that too in some areas where Jain population reside. It was about giving up limited personal liberty on select days to show respect to fellow Indians. Even courts upheld this view.
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    Don’t we give up our personal liberties on 3 national holidays? They are dry days and we can’t buy liquor. Technically that is also ban, and that is nationwide. This meat ban is not nationwide.
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    Don’t we give up our personal liberties when we hear loud azaan five times a day from a local mosque or loud music from a local pandal during various pujas? Remember, personal liberty is also about choosing what you are exposed to.
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    Nearly all leading restaurants and meat shops offer only halaal meat in order to respect Muslim sentiments. Will it not be unreasonable if Hindus start demanding jhatka meat just to insist on personal choice and liberty? Hindus don’t insist on that because they have “adjusted” to accommodate fellow Indians.
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    Yes, apart from “jugaad”, other thing we Indian do is “adjusting”. We care for each other and adjust to make space for each other.
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    But now it looks like my country is all set to demand individual liberties.
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    And it’s not a bad thing. We as a society have to evolve.
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    Ever since Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister of India, many people have evolved and started growing up (by their own admission). Our stand up comedians have evolved – they don’t make the same jokes. Our journalists have evolved – they have now started seeing things (like this meat ban) that they were blind to all these years.
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    So my dear friend angry with Jains over meat ban, you too have the right to evolve. We all have the right to evolve. I just hope that this evolution and growing up is not selective.
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    Keeping this in mind, I appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to lift this meat ban as it is hurting the sentiments of Indians who are evolving very fast. Sentiments of Jains will be taken care of by those who care and those who can adjust a little.
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    We Jains might appeal to people in our localities to close meat shops for a few days and if they do that voluntarily, we will be happy that they care for us. But please don’t enforce anything.
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    I can’t take any more hate due to my surname.
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    written by Ankit Jain

  • Chote Miyan

    Mohan/Kishwar,
    Jains have been instrumental in banning inclusion of eggs in mid day meal scheme in MP. My criticism is not for them but for the party of bans that instead of concentrating on more weighty issues is keeping busy swatting flies. So much for the parivartan. Except for jumlebaazi they have done precious little. And then the bakhts descend on anyone even mildly critical of your patron God.

  • Kaal

    CM,
    There is a reason you are called Chutiya. Main. Read the letter again. Every party has banned beef/meet/eggs but only issue is raised when BJP is in power. Politics is being played by anti BJP forces, which you refuse to see, because you are a CHUTIYA.

  • Media Crooks

    Blood Lust
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    I sometimes do easy things. Because they are easy to do! Most people want a dream job. Most people don’t get such jobs. Most people get strutty jobs that pays for their livelihood. That’s the Mac dream. It is because the 95% are ordinary that the other 5% stand out and not the other way around. When Lee Iacocca started fixing Chryslerhe found most managers in the company were prancing around with coffee cups in their hands through the corridors or loitering around gossiping at the water fountain. We just have to find these morons who loiter around the corridor who blabber, mean nothing, do nothing and create nothing to keep our emotional bankruptcy going. Make him the Boss… The Commies learned that trick long ago. Find a guy who does nothing and we can be in business and run a country (Oh the Congress found Gandhis long ago).
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    When an anarchist like Arvind Kejriwal won his first CMship supported by the Commie Congress the beasts in the media came up with a chant… Will Kejri stop Modi? Will Kejri become PM? There were absolute idiotic bimbos like Saba Naqvi who even said there is a last minute surge in Varanasi for AK. These are the bimbos who blabber for 5000 bucks on your TV channels. You know – Unlike YOU… They have a dream job – Mental Masturbation everly for a price. Here is what Arnab Goswami said when Kejri won some election:
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    You would think their mental-masturbation has been paid for. NO! They keep demanding more orgasms. So this pimp at India Today had the same question –
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    Karan The Tool Thapar 31.8.2015 – Is Hardik Patel a threat to BJP and Modi… Will Patel agitation go nationwide? BURN SOMETHING – That’s the only way to show you have fire. That is what our media does and so do some of our stupid G-37 panellists.
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    There are two things here. Firstly, AK doesn’t want to be CM. He wants to be a vagabond , media item girl who will dance for anything. In a democracy, numbers matter. For a third rate joker party like AAP getting so much media space should tell you that the item girls pays for her own show. Secondly, those idiot Patels who participated in Hardik Patel’s rally to engineer chaos and anarchy are doing exactly what AK wants to do. You see, AK’s Muslim crap has failed, his funds have dried up and his only ploy left to create chaos and anarchy is to use morons like Hardik Patel to BURN any state that does not have Commie rule.
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    We are hearing about a Gas dealers’ agitation. Why do these people want to agitate? Stupid subsidies are directly passed on to customers. So they are making losses? So the only way these scumbags made profits was through corruption? The answer is absolutely YES! Then there is thing about some meat ban somewhere. So Sagarika, AK’s sub-prime promoter, says she would like her meat dripping with blood.
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    The answer to these bimbos is undebatable – You have eaten the flesh of Indians dripping with blood all through the last 60 years. It is not our fight anymore – The fight is between bimbos like Hardik V Sagarika (Both through AK) – You want blood…. Go get it!

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