A lot of people around me are talking about the recent open letter written by Chetan Bhagat addressed to the Kashmiri youth. All of a sudden, their love for Kashmir has risen because they want to once again defame Chetan Bhagat.
The letter was published in the Times of India and like always Chetan Bhagat was trolled on the social media for his opinion on the matter.
First, it’s his opinion.
Second, at least he tried. In the midst of all the tension in Kashmir when all our politicians are running away from the issues, at least, Chetan tried to reach out to the Kashmiri youth.
And what wrong did he say in the letter ? Is he wrong in saying that Kashmir won’t be able to survive as an independent nation ? Is he wrong in saying that Pakistan will further ruin Kashmir if it becomes a part of it ? Is he wrong in saying that article 370 is hampering the development of Kashmir ?
Yes, I won’t deny that he could have made a better argument. He couldn’t have examined the situation more critically because let’s face it, Kashmir is going through a crisis.
Also, last I heard, Barkha Dutt herself hasn’t done much for Kashmir besides gaining fame from it. So, why is she getting to speak so much ?
But, let’s also not forget that not everybody in our country is taking an effort to solve the Kashmir issue. Everybody is just watching as Kashmir is burning in another fire. So, all you people who are doing nothing about the issue, you have no right to accuse a man who at least tried to do his bit.
Kashmir is a sensitive place. Please, do not try to create more issues for it. If you don’t have anything to suggest then stay shut. Don’t create more problems for them by indulging in unnecessary debates.
P.s. I am not a fan of Chetan Bhagat. You can read his letter on the link attached: