‘Something big’ averted

‘Something big’ averted

As the war clouds which were looming large over Jammu and Kashmir seem to be getting cleared, people are feeling bit relieved as last few days have been tough for them.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan offering to release the Indian pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan as a peace gesture seems to have diffused the tensions, which were in the air for the past many days.
Still many people in Kashmir are unsure about what fate holds in store for them and how would coming days turn out to be. During the past one week people were seen running here and there storing essentials and were preparing for “something big.” But it seems that “something big” has been averted for at least sometime.
Prevailing uncertainty in Kashmir has created fear and insecurity. They don’t know how to overcome fear as just few days before they were staring at a “bomb” which was likely to fall from the skies but it did not happen and they could heave a sigh of relief.
Preparations, which were made by the administration and the government, added to the panic and it looked like that war is inevitable and the common people would be the worst hit. One hopes that war clouds disappear forever and people of Kashmir are allowed to live in peace and they don’t face such kind of situation in future.
The international community stepping to diffuse the tension between India and Pakistan averted a major crisis. Had the world not spoken in one voice by now entire J&K would have been engulfed by the flames which no one would have been able to douse. The war clouds have thinned out but have not vanished completely.