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Much mirth & jubilation on the construction site this evening so it was chai, samosa & jalebis too.

I’m no longer amazed at the connection of the ordinary Indian from one end of India with the issue of far-off Kashmir.
In all these months to the run up of #Election2019, building toilets, homes, gas connections, Ayushman Bharat were the hot topics …till Pulwama & Balakot happened.

As they say nothing hits hard as something close home.
My office boy, from Jharkhand lost a cousin & a young carpenter from Uttarakhand lost his uncle in the terror attack.

That grief, that anger brought up so much talk about Kashmir that it caught me by surprise having shamefully assumed that such matters
were removed from their lives...

From then on vociferous discussions on stone pelters, Major Gogoi, Geelani, Yasin Malik walking scot free even after making public that he had killed IAF personnel & of course the wealth of the Abdullahs, Muftis, who built
their mansions, known to circles of workmen …

These masons, plumbers, electricians, carpenters come from families that also serve in the security forces.
Many never return home, having fallen in the line of duty, over a piece of land that has to be defended but never owned.
For any self respecting country it’s humiliating not only to be held hostage to a small group of people but also to those who take glee in taunting, mocking at every juncture & flaunting their affiliations with a neighbour with whom we’ve fought several wars & that
continues with the abominable policy of terror, murder & Inflicting A Thousand Cuts.

Today, a wrong of 70 years has finally been righted & every Indian who wasn’t feeding off that bloodshed, is celebrating this historic event.
No doubt there will be landmines ahead, new challenges & by now the all too familiar baying for @narendramodi.

The ordinary Indian, however, has hitched his wagon for the long haul.

Because at last there is a Vision.
There is a Plan & most important there is Trust.
Over chai, samosa & jalebi that was the final word.

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