‘Communication breakdown for a minutes gives idea what Kashmir is going through’
Srinagar, Sep 07 : It is very difficult to make people residing outside the Kashmir Valley understand that how painful it is to live life in this digital age without means of any communication barring landlines.
Thanks to the Chandrayaan-2’s unsuccessful attempt to land on the moon on Saturday, as this communication glitch might have given those at the helm of affairs the realization that how painful it was to live without any means of communication.
According to wire service—, like Chandrayan-2, thousands of families had the nightmarish experience after losing contact with their loved ones for days together. And all were left on the mercy of God.
The people in Kashmir Valley are living without telephone and internet communication since August 5, hours before the union government announced the revocation of special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
All hope is not lost where effort is made, for the Chandrayaan-2’s Orbiter and its eight instruments still continue to operate successfully, orbiting the moon and studying it from above, even though contact has been lost with Vikram lander that was carrying the Pragyaan rover, national media reported.
“Don’t lose hope. Be courageous. There are ups and downs in life. What you all have done is not a small thing. You have done a great service to the country, science and mankind. I am with you. I wish you all the best,” the Prime Minister told the scientists.
Kashmir was keenly observing and seeing the irony of India’s reach on the moon after watching minute to minute update about the launch of Chandrayaan-2, while the same nation has cut communication for more than a month now and without any realization of its consequences on the overall mental health of people here, Majid Ahmad, a local resident lamented.
Who would have thought that primitive means of communication would be back to enquire about well-being of each other in last 34 days in Kashmir in the 2Ist century, however, people in Kashmir have no alternative- except to relay on traditional means of communication.
In these circumstances’ hospitals have turned transit places to disseminate verbal messages and to enquire about families.
All hope is not lost where effort is made, for the Chandrayaan-2’s Orbiter and its eight instruments still continue to operate successfully, orbiting the moon and studying it from above, even though contact has been lost with Vikram lander that was carrying the Pragyaan rover.
Similarly, all hopes are not lost here. People in Kashmir are the best crisis managers, they know the ways to deal with the situation and overcome the toughest phases with the time, as have been doing from decades (KNO).