The Art of living International Centre organised Paigam-e-Mohabbat program aimed to bring normalcy in Kashmir in Bengaluru on Friday. The program was all about love and emotions.
The program brought together family members of slain militants, former militants, common Kashmiris and families of security personnel who have been martyred in the valley.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar had organised this program and brought 100 Kashmiri families to Bengaluru.
Farook Ahmed Dar, a former militant and resident of Sopore town of Baramulla said, "Kashmir is a place of saints and Sri Sri will be able to bring peace back in Kashmir as saints have always been welcomed in Kashmir.”
Sri Sri said that bringing everyone together on one platform was not an easy task, but, to make Kashmir paradise again, they needed to work hard and he is doing that.
There were some emotional moments when Priya Sankalp, wife of Martyr Lt. Col Sankalp broke down on stage remembering her husband who was martyred in Uri area of Kashmir.
Priya Sankalp said that she lost her husband in Kashmir conflict but today she is sitting with Kashmiris so that this conflict ends and no more lives are lost.
Speaking on this occasion ,Neha tripathi, wife of martyr Pramod Kumar who was commandant in CRPF and was martyred on 26 January 2016 in Srinagar said," I was very hesitant to come on this program when I heard Kashmiris are part of this but then I remembered my husband used to tell me that always be positive and I hope if by coming here I can make 5% Kashmiris to think that they are also part of India as rest of us then it will be a great success for me ".
Munir choudhary from Salamabad of border town Uri requested all to forget past and join hands together to regain the paradise.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said that he didn't take any support from government of India for hosting this program and he is ready to talk to everyone in Kashmir including Hurriyat conference to bring normalcy back in Kashmir.