The photo of Zohra weeping at the wreath-laying ceremony of his father in Srinagar on Monday has taken social media by storm. Zohra’s father Abdul Rashid, a Kashmiri policeman, was shot dead by the militants while he was on duty without a weapon in Mehandi Kadal area of Anantnag in Jammu and Kashmir.
Later, Rashid succumbed to injuries at the hospital. Since the photo has gone viral, there are many who offered heartfelt condolences and have poured their hearts out for the little girl.Among several others, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police South Kashmir, on behalf of J&K police also posted a message for Zohra.
In the post, DIG wrote, “Your tears have shaken many hearts.The sacrifice made by your father will always be remembered. You are too young to understand as to why this happened…. Your father like all of us represented Jammu Kashmir police force- a hallmark of valour and sacrifice.”
“We cannot forget our heroes, our dear ones with whom we lived and worked all these years. All these families are part of a great journey that JKP has undertaken serving the society. Remember we all are one family at this critical phase. Every drop of your tear sears our heart,” read the post which also added, that the force will always cherish the memory of Rashid as a true policeman.
An act of COWARDNESS & BRUTALITY. ASI Ab Rashid’s fault was, he had chosen honour over “Fake Jihad”. Shame on u Pakistan ! https://t.co/VuTsVUWgTl
— Salman Nizami (@SalmanNizami_) August 29, 2017
— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) August 29, 2017
— J&K Police (@JmuKmrPolice) August 28, 2017
Salute to the martyr. It’s so heartbreaking to see the little girl _ . condolences to the family. Jai Hind.
— Archna (@archnapanjratan) August 29, 2017
Heart wrenching images. May god give enough strength for the family of brave Police officer to face this situation. Our kids are in tears _
— Rajendra Kumar (@rajendra_hash) August 28, 2017
Profound condolence to the bereaved families ______ Heart aches ..oh Lord when will humans learn humanity ..wen will this all end __
— Amit (@aksdec03) August 29, 2017
The photo of this young girl is so disturbing. I just cannot get it out of my head. Where is humanity headed? War & guns aren’t a solution. https://t.co/qJ75Z4FpwB
— Aarti Singh Dabas (@asd2301) August 29, 2017