Sun. Jul 21st, 2019

Kashmir, a mote in some one’s eye..

Sheikh Arshid Ahmad

A valley surrounded by the great mountain ranges shows its pristine natural beauty. It has gained a name among most popular attractive places of the world where everyone wants to go to enjoy it’s beauty. From every corner of the world a swarm of tourists come to enjoy the natural beauty of Valley when it is in full bloom . Kashmir is painted with a unique culture , when we travel to different tourist places or its other destinations the nature attracts us. Most courteous culture can be observed by the travelers when they move from Srinagar to different places of the valley.
Kashmir has a variety of landforms pegged with snow-capped mountains, patched with coniferous trees, glacier fed rivers flow with calm and murmuring water and green meadows unleash the beauty of Kashmir more and more. There are fields of saffron and orchards of apples awaiting their full bloom in the spring season and reveal their full beauty to all people of Kashmir and tourists .They have a variety of flowers diffusing fragrance in air everybody smelling that with deep breaths to refresh their body. Travelers wait and wait, get hanged on seeing the beauty of enormous look become efficient photographers attempt to do justice to catch every beauty in their cameras, getting print out , frame them and hanging in shops, houses, schools, and even cars.
Beauty of Kashmir sensing not only bounties of nature but also shows peace and humanity on which nature believes. If we see the middle of valley which is bestowed with more natural beauty. Nothing felt missing which can be more soothing than this natural beauty. The chill waters of the Dal Lake, floating with array of boats and Shikara . The beautiful and numerous variety of deciduous trees bowed down their apices to touch smooth flow of water that promise a colourful show for tourists travel in boats and shikaras. The weather in Kashmir is an experience of its own beauty giving tourists every way to enjoy the beauty of valley, in the season of winter the snow coverage over plains glitters and the snow capped mountains present a beautiful picturesque and tourists enjoying ,playing with flakes of snow making snow balls to throw over and another catching these moments in cameras.
In the autumn season when the leaves from the trees wither and they fall in zigzag ways on the ground produce a golden coverage under these trees presenting even better look of beauty. In Kashmir we say it “Harud” in which people are engaged in doing different jobs of collecting yields to prepare for onset of winter season. Valley around Srinagar, shows it’s epitome of culture to make it more memorable for the tourists, people in villages are engaged in their arts and crafts earning their livelihood. Overall beauty of Kashmir shows its own kind approach to peace, prosperity, humanity and the people who are living there are more peaceful, homely and hospitable. An essence of peculiar humanity is found nowhere except in kashmiri where people living together with tourists have proved it when there is no single evidence of terrorist attack or inhumane act on tourists but it is the media personals who portray the bad image of Kashmir.
Kashmir is a wonderful idea for a visit, especially for those wishing to experience the natural beauty of kashmir and snow show but don’t keep in mind aversion and unresponsive situation display by media.At national and international level Kashmir region has been misrepresented by civil talks or by diplomatic talks but political leaders around the world have failed to understand the reality at ground level. The Kashmir issue is a matter of concern for India and it’s neighbors and requires a top level interference. This is an unfortunate and regrettable for the people of Kashmir who are not taken into confidence so that conflict could be resolved at its wider level.
Murderers,rapes ,killings and destructions have arisen from a factor which is clear and understood but due to exercised power the voices are muted and muzzled and sentiments of people are slaughtered but humanity must be recoiled for the sake of human safeguard. Because of beauty, resources and imaginative paradise one can’t bear to lose it. With all it’s circumstances it remains a kind of mote in someone’s eye which is contagiously and continuously irritating the people here and other parts of the world.

(The author a research scholar Kuchmullah Tral regularly writes for “Kashmir Horizon”. Views are his own)


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