New Delhi: Amid strained relations between India and Pakistan, the daughter of a Kargil War martyr has uploaded a Facebook video giving a strong message to policymakers of both the South Asian countries.
Gurmehar Kaur's father Captain Mandeep Singh was killed during the Kargil war in 1999.
In the over 4-minute video, Jalandhar-based 19-year old Gurmehar has, without uttering a single word, has conveyed a message of peace between India and Pakistan.
With the help of a series of 30 placards written in English and somber background music, Gurmehar stated: "I have more memories of how it feels to not have a father."
"I also remember how much I used to hate Pakistan and Pakistanis because they killed my dad."
Gurmehar also shared in the video that when she was six-year-old, she tried to stab a lady in a burqa “because of some strange reason I thought she was responsible for my father’s death.”
“There are people who often say that Pakistanis and Muslims are responsible for killing several Indian soldiers. And since Pakistanis are mostly Muslims, they often, without thinking, call Muslims the enemy of our country but I want peace because if there was no war between us, my father would have been here,” she said in the video.
The aim of the video is to urge “governments of both countries to stop pretending and solve the problem”.
"We cannot dream of becoming a first world country with third world leadership," the teenager said.
There's "enough state-sponsored terrorism, enough state sponsored spies, enough state sponsored hatred. Enough is enough".
Watch it here: