Save humanity from humans

Mehak Gupta Grover
Article 1 of United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights states-
‘ All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.’
Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language or any other status. We are all equally entitled to our human rights without discrimination. These rights are all interrelated, interdependent and indivisible. These basic rights and freedom belongs to every person in the world, from birth until death.
But are these rights being taken care of ? Crimes against humanity are certain acts that are deliberately committed as part of a widespread attack directed against any civilian population.  Murder,  massacre, dehumanisation, genocide, human experimentation, extrajudicial punishments, death squads, forced disappearances, military use of children,  kidnapping, unjust imprisonment, slavery, torture, rape, political or racial repression are reaching the threshold of crimes against humanity.
Sitting across the world from Syria to Afghanistan, Yemen to Sudan, Kashmir to Iraq; world  is demolishing. The Syrian civil war, which is in its sixth year now, has the biggest refugee crisis world has ever seen. War has become so bloody that residents of Aleppo have been posting final goodbye messages fearing death will be theirs any moment. Afghanistan has been engaged in one or the other sort of war for almost four decades now. First, the Soviet invasion destroyed parts of country; then infighting between the warlords and then the U.S’s ‘war on terror’. Here,  kids were either dragged into conflict or were left dead. Harrowing conflict has been ensuing in Yemen for twenty months now with close to daily air strikes by Saudi air force, which has killed at least ten thousand people. Not only people are dying from bombs and strikes, but they are also dying from severe malnutrition. In two decades of Kashmir conflict,  nearly forty thousand people have died. Education has been disrupted as schools and infrastructures have been targeted and destroyed allegedly by the terror groups. Since the collapse of Iraq ‘s state in 2003, country has suffered more terrorist attacks than any other states in the world; and further slipped into misery and despondency. Around 4.5 million children have lost their parents and six lakh children are living on streets.
Where children are dying everyday, people are killing each other, we probably feel a menagerie of emotions from helpless to frustrated to hopeless. Human history has witnessed and recorded numerous innocent deaths, where many of deceased are young kids. In our modern civilisation,  children still fall prey to the monstrous war games played by the regimes across the world. This senseless carnage in the world has taken our breath away and left us with a sense of saddness, utter dismay and shock. The wave of violence leaves one truly speechless. There is limit to one’s tolerance.
Mahatma Gandhi, a great messenger of peace said- ” If violence brings peace, the success it brings is temporary,  the evil it gets is permanent.”
The question that comes to one’s mind is- what all is actually happening in the world? The people who are doing this – are they coming to spread democracy in Syria? Or are they coming to spread peace in Kashmir? One more major question that comes to our mind is- why nobody is coming to help the people? Why the international communities not helping Syria? It is a UN member state and thus holds sovereign rights to all other member states. Then why? Where is United Nation Human Right Commission? Where is International Rescue committee? Where is the world? Why don’t government of all countries join hands and save people of Syria? This is not a question of religion or caste. This is the question of HUMANITY. Where is humanity? What is the world waiting for- to let people die of hunger and fear? What is the solution to a problem with no solution?
A quote my father always states- ” DO YOUR BEST AND LEAVE THE REST”.
There is no particular time to start doing good. War and peace may run a parallel course but peace will outpace war as unity, resilience, courage and untainted fight for truth and nothing but the whole truth becomes entrenched in all sections of the population now fighting for a future for themselves and their children. Don’t waste time by just discussing about the problems. Come forward and join hands for humanity. People from Syria or Afghanistan or Iraq or Kashmir- all are HUMANS. Show HUMANITY FIRST!


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