Kashmir is known for
its rich culture, bewitching natural beauty and the probity of its denizens.
The soil of Kashmir has begeted countless marvels and celebrated geniuses. The
people of Kashmir are known for their meekness, kindness, empathy and lovable
Having said that, the
cultural intrusions have literally polluted the rich Kashmiri culture and
brought a negative change in our previously conservative society. Bullying is
abnormal to all human beings living in any corner of the world.
Bullying is the use
of force, coercion, or threat, to abuse, aggressively dominate or intimidate.
In the modern tech-savvy world cyber bullying has become common and most
disastrous thing for the current epoch. People are being mocked on social
networks in our Kashmir as well. Be it politicians, DDC candidates or lay men,
no one is being spared by so called eggheads of our society. Mocking a human
being is a big shame in itself and yields nothing except shame, bitterness,
hatred and social disharmony.
I don’t want to
mention those who on daily basis make fun of people on social networks for
petty likes, comments and faux social appreciation. There are people who earn
by bullying others and taint their own souls as well. I call it a Faustian
bargain for they trade their moral and ethical principles for petty material
gains. No matter how disgusting a person may be, we have no right to taunt or
discourage him. We have no right to mock people and make fun of their actions.
We can’t make a
person mend his ways by mocking or castigating him nor by rebuking him in
public. That is absolutely ridiculous. We can only motivate people with our
meekness, love, consideration, care and the language of kindness. Every
creation including a human being understands the language of love and repels
the harsh words vomited out of bitterness and hatred. We need to learn the art
of communication and appreciate the good in people.
The greatest miracles
of this world have occurred in the light of love, generosity, kindness and
compassion. People have been motivated to introspect themselves and oust their
bitter traits. Many criminals have been motivated to become socio-centric and
considerate human beings. How did such miracles happen? Obviously, with a
loving and not with a judgmental attitude.
Cyber bullying is a moral
undoubtedly a kind of moral turpitude because the bully violates the standards
of a civilized society. Bully no doubt is a grave threat to the integrity of a
society. Cyber Bullying can trigger cataclysmic disasters, divide people and
disintegrate the society. Bullying is a threat to peace, mutual development,
moral and ethical development of a society. Cyber bullying, the latest form of
bullying in Kashmir can disrupt the already agitated and hapless society of
Kashmir. As the denizens of Kashmir, we need to condemn such inhuman and
immoral acts to save our society from stagnation.
Cyber bullying is infectious
The social networks
keep us up to date and allow us confer our views and opinions about different
burning questions. Social networks have significantly improved mutual learning
and interest. Having said that, there are many disgusting things that we get
exposed to on such platforms. Bullying is one among the numerous rubbish things
that we encounter on such platforms. He who mocks others or posts mems on
social platforms gets immense social appreciation that negatively motivates our
juveniles and they start replicating the same absurd things.
Does Islam permit bullying or
No religion allows
its followers ridicule or mock others. Islam means peace and hence abhors all
forces that may pose threat to the harmony, cooperation, love and unity among
its followers. Islam gives a clear message to the bullies and warns them of the
severe punishment for their evil actions.
Allah says in Quran,
“O you, who have believed, let not a people ridicule [another] people; perhaps
they may be better than them; nor let women ridicule [other] women; perhaps
they may be better than them. And do not insult one another and do not call
each other by [offensive] nicknames. Wretched is the name of disobedience after
[one’s] faith. And whoever does not repent – then it is those who are the
So it is evident from
this verse if holy Quran that Muslims shouldn’t harbor such disastrous traits.
Almighty wants his creations to be meek, gentle, peace preaching, genial,
considerate and compassionate.
Bullying triggers inferiority
The victims of bullying
fail to appreciate the good in their character and personality. They lose
interest in life and become more susceptible to different mental ailments.
Their self-concept turns negative and their gratitude evaporates from their
hearts. They start complaining everything and hence become chronic complainers
with such destructive attitudes they end the chances of their triumphs. Who
other that the bully should be held responsible for their failure?
Let’s join our hands
and rid our society of such moral and ethical violations to pacify the jittery
hearts of this world. Let’s unitedly condemn the heinous jocularity that has
laid a heinous siege to our beloved Kashmir.
Author is a BSC Nursing Student, South Campus,
University of Kashmir
Published at Tue, 29 Dec 2020 12:02:00 +0000