ashmir is changing. Three decades ago the number of people who went to foreign for higher education could be counted on fingertips. In the last decade or so the number of students who are seeking scholarships in foreign countries has gone phenomenally high. Students go to foreign universities, improve their academics, imbibe the positive things of the western culture and return home as reformed, emancipated individuals.
Parallel to this story, runs the story of youth who try to imitate the hipster pop stars of the south-Asia and consider smoking weeds as their birth rights. These half-baked punks could be seen on our social networking sites crooning their latest Rap songs. The songs they sing do no make much sense as does not the out of box aggression they exhibit through the badly shot song albums of theirs. Just a few months ago they had literally divided the Kashmiri society into urban versus rural netizens.
Youth are aping these amateur rapists and making their own pedestrian compositions, wearing leather jackets and parading their punk nature. Many youth are happily taking to drugs thinking it is something novel. Once the novelty wears off the same youth could be seen in rehabilitation centers trying their best to get the poison out of their body.
The Muhalla committee members need to be vigilant against this and the youth trying to take over the streets with their self-proclaimed bravado need to be brought to book.
We want only the best things from the western civilization to impact our youth. For the negative things they may better be kept to West.