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GOING VIRAL: Kargil martyr’s daughter sends across a message of peace

In a four-minute video posted on Facebook, 19-year-old Gurmehar Kaur, the daughter of a Kargil martyr, uses a series of placards to convey a strong message of peace between India and Pakistan

GOING VIRAL: Kargil martyr’s daughter sends across a message of peace
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A screen shot from the video

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Gurmehar, who lives in Jalandhar, lost her father Captain Mandeep Singh in the 1999 border conflict when she was only 2. She says her piece through 30 placards in English. “I have more memories of how it feels to not have a father,” she shares. “I also remember how much I used to hate Pakistan and Pakistanis because they killed my dad,” she says and adds, “Today, I’m a soldier just like my dad...I fight for peace between India and Pakistan.” 

The message of her video is that she wants the “governments of both countries to stop pretending and solve the problem.” “We cannot dream of becoming a first world country with third world leadership,” the teenager comments. She has demanded that the two countries should talk, and that there’s “state-sponsored terrorism, enough state sponsored spies, state sponsored hatred and enough people have died on both sides of the border.”

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