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Pakistan Didn’t Kill My Father, War Did: Kargil Martyr’s Daughter

Gurmehar Kaur, who lost her father in the 1999 Kargil War has a message for us all- one we cannot afford to forget.

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Gurmehar lost her father in the 1999 Kargil War at the age of 2. (Photo Courtesy: video screengrab)

The Quint is reposting this article from its archives on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas, the day India officially won the Kargil War with Pakistan.

We live in troubled times. World War III may not have begun, but the world is at war. In these contentious times, only someone with great courage can advocate to end the hate; to put aside decades of conflict and work towards peace.

Especially if one has a personal stake in it, like Gurmehar Kaur. Gurmehar lost her father in the 1999 Kargil War at the age of 2. Her video, posted by Voice of Ram, is the story of her personal struggle with hate and her realisation that Pakistan didn’t kill her father; war did.

If she can do it, we can too.

(At The Quint, we are answerable only to our audience. Play an active role in shaping our journalism by becoming a member. Because the truth is worth it.)

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