My name is Gurmehar Kaur. I am from Jalandhar, India.
This is my Dad Capt. Mandeep Singh. He was killed in the 1999 Kargil war. I was two years old when he died. I have very few memories of him. I have more memories of how it feels to NOT have a father.
I also remember how much I hated Pakistan and Pakistanis because they killed my Dad. I used to hate Muslims too because I thought that that all Muslims are Pakistanis.
When I was 6 years old I tried to stab a lady in a burkha. Because for some strange reason I thought she was responsible for my fathers death.
My mother held me back and made me understand that Pakistan did not kill my Dad, war killed him. It took me a while to know, but today i do, I have learnt to let go of my hate.
It was not easy but its not difficult. If I can do it so can you.
Today I am a soldier too just like my dad.
I fight for peace between India and Pakistan. Because if there was no war between us my father would still be here.
I am making this video because I want the Governments of both countries to stop pretending and solve the problem
If France and Germany can become friends after 2 World Wars. If Japan and USA can put their past behind and work towards progress.
Then why cant we?
Majority of regular Indians and Pakistanis want peace not war.
I am questioning the caliber of leadership of both nations. We can not dream of becoming a first world country with third world leadership.
Please pull your socks up, talk to each other and get the job done.
Enough state sponsored terrorism. Enough state sponsored spies. Enough state sponsored hatred.
Enough people have died on both sides of the border.
Enough is enough!
I wish to live in a world where there are no Gurmehar Kaurs who miss their dad.
I am not alone, there are many like me
#profile for peace