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Video goes viral: Daughter of dead Indian soldier pleads for peace between India and Pakistan

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JALANDHAR: An Indian soldier who was killed in combat at Kargil by Pakistani armed forces sent a powerful message of peace in a video which went viral over the internet.

Social media is a powerful medium which is used properly, can contribute a lot towards positiveness. Gurmehar Kaur, daughter of the slain Captain Mandeep Singh of Jalandhar, uploaded a video over the internet which went viral. In the video, she narrates her own experience of how she harboured hate for Muslims and Pakistan after her father had been killed in combat with Indian armed forces.

The video, which was uploaded last month on April 23 on YouTube, has so far raked in an impressive amount of views. So far, it has notched 7.66 lakh views and over 21,000 shares.

“My mother held me back and made me understand that Pakistan did not kill my dad, war killed him. It took me awhile to know but today I have learnt to let go of my hate. It was not easy but it’s not difficult. If I can do it so can you,” her placards read.

In the video, she also recounts an incident in which she tried to stab a woman clad in a burqa when she was six years old. According to Gurmehar,

Mumbai-based social commentator Ram Subramanian assisted Gurmehar in making the video.

“I wish to live in a world where there are no Gurmehar Kaurs who miss their dad,” reads her placard in the very end of the video.

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