A heart-wrenching photo and video of a Kashmiri boy sitting on his dead grandfather went viral on social media on Wednesday.
The Indian image of brutality raises the question, will the world take notice of this barbarism being continued in Indian occupied Kashmir.
Keeping in view that the world poured out on streets in support of the #BlackLivesMatter movement after the US black American George Floyd’s death images went viral on social media.
Will, there be any support for a 3-year boy named Ayan, who can be seen sitting on the blood wretched body of his maternal grandfather, shot dead by Indian police in the Sopore town, Baramulla district, of Indian occupied Kashmir.
The victim was identified as 65-year-old Bashir Ahmed Khan. According to Khan’s daughter, her father went to the bank to cash a cheque and on the way, he was dragged out of his car and then shot in cold blood.
However, police quoted that he was killed in a crossfire when Kashmiri insurgents attacked their forces in the Sopore district.
A video clip shows the boy heartbreakingly weeping sitting in the Indian Police van while some officials tried to offer him biscuits and chocolates. And as the video trended on social media, many have accused the J&K police of recording the child’s vulnerability.
#WATCH Jammu & Kashmir Police console a 3-year-old child after they rescued him during a terrorist attack in Sopore, take him to his mother. The child was sitting beside his dead relative during the attack. pic.twitter.com/znuGKizACh— ANI (@ANI) July 1, 2020
Social media got all fired up as soon as the images went viral. People took to Twitter with hashtags #KashmiriLivesMatter, #KashmirBleeds, to highlight the incident and questioning the Indian act of brutality.
The brutal murder of a Kashmiri grandfather in front of his 3-year-old grandchild shook the world today. For the world, this might be the first time to witness such barbarism of Indian Army but this is everyday victimization that Kashmiri suffers. #KashmirBleeds pic.twitter.com/coq4ewdpG6— Prime Minister's Office, Pakistan (@PakPMO) July 1, 2020
مودی کا فسطائی بھارت آزادی کا نعرہ لگانے والے معصوم کشمیریوں کے قتل کا مرتکب ہے۔ اپنے نانا کے سینے پہ بیٹھے اس بچے کی آہ تمام عالم کو سن لینی چاہیے۔ اس کے نانا کی لاش کو ایک سپاہی کا اپنے پیروں تلے روندنا بھیانک، مجرمانہ اور اندوہناک ہے۔— Dr. Arif Alvi (@ArifAlvi) July 1, 2020
A 3yr old Kashmir child sits numbed & crying, a victim & witness to deadly violence. For India’s ruling party spokesperson to circulate the child’s photo, call it ‘Pulitzer lovers” is mind boggling insensitivity revealing again the dehumanising view of #Kashmir. Terrible times.— Sagarika Ghose (@sagarikaghose) July 1, 2020
Picking up a child from the stomach of his dead grandfather, who you just killed, doesn’t make you a hero.— Khaled Beydoun (@KhaledBeydoun) July 1, 2020
Regardless of what the photos, media spinsters and political propaganda show or (mis)represent. You’re still a murderer, and an agent of an illegal occupation. #Kashmir
Celebrities and all other actors in india say #BlackLivesMatter but they never say a word on #KashmiriLivesMatter. Either they are hypocrites or they are so ashamed to say a word for #Kashmir. pic.twitter.com/kmXxWXZsyt— Raw (@Chedipe00) July 2, 2020
This picture is a blot on world leaders conscious and UNSC. Indian aggression against humanity continues without a word against it from any world leaders #KashmiriLivesMatter #KashmirBleeds pic.twitter.com/2AO8TpNVjC— Mirza Shahzad Akbar (@ShazadAkbar) July 2, 2020
Heart breaking picture.A 3 years old kid sitting on the dead body of his father who was killed in Sopore area of J&K by Indian security forces this kid was later rescued by a policeman but who will provide him justice?#KashmiriLivesMatter @UNHumanRights @hrw @amnesty pic.twitter.com/jzKFTDCbwO— Hamid Mir (@HamidMirPAK) July 1, 2020
This picture cuts through your heart and soul…Modi killing Kashmiris and torturing children in a sadistic death game…We stand against this atrocious inhumanity with Kashmiris and will fight for their rights every step…#KashmirBleeds #KashmiriLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/rNgLCxDz9q— Andleeb Abbas (@AndleebAbbas) July 2, 2020