The daughter of a Kargil War martyr has posted a video on Facebook, giving a strong message to the policymakers of India and Pakistan. The video, which is of more than four minutes duration, shows the 19-year-old girl giving a message of peace with the use of placards as she remains silent.
Gurmehar Kaur, who is based in Jalandhar, lost her father Captain Mandeep Singh during the war in 1999. She conveys the message through 20 placards written in English. She doesn’t utter a single word, but a music plays in the background. She states through the placards that when her father died, she was just two years old and she has very few memories of him.
“I also remember how much I used to hate Pakistan and Pakistanis because they killed my dad.” She says she believed all Muslims were Pakistanis and she also used to hate Muslims. Gurmehar also said in the video that when she was six-years-old she tried to stab a woman in a burkha “because of some strange reason I though she was responsible for my father’s death.”