Killer kites

A wise younger science college professor died in Lahore on Friday by the hands of the frivolous behavior of flying kites with sharp ropes. A couple of 12 months in the past, the younger scholar returned to Pakistan after incomes a doctorate in chemistry in the USA with the zeal of serving his house nation, however the finish has come so quickly. A pointy kite wire lower his neck as he was driving on the passenger of a motorbike. He died immediately. For all intents and functions, Shahzaib Ahmed was slaughtered on the highway. This heartbreaking incident must be sufficient for authorities to take efficient motion to remove the specter of using powdered glass strengthened wires. This was one other demise in an extended line of kite-string deaths.

Through the years, kite lovers have killed many individuals – younger, outdated and kids. The scourge is widespread in most components of the nation, and such a major problem has thus far solely been tackled superficially. Not too long ago, after a number of folks had been killed in Punjab, the police arrested a couple of younger boys and so they vowed by no means to fly kites once more. The police had additionally taken different non-serious measures to discourage kite flying. All of this, as anticipated, didn’t have the specified influence. Measures akin to distributing brochures and posting banners to discourage folks from the harmful follow of utilizing sharp ropes haven’t labored, and calls proceed to fall on deaf ears.

What is required, subsequently, is deterrent punishment for all who’re engaged within the kite and sharp wire enterprise to avoid wasting valuable lives. Appeals and persuasions from politicians, police, and different administrative officers is not going to deter practitioners from dying or harming. Police at the moment are contemplating coping with kite-related offenses underneath the anti-terrorism legislation. The truth that the extremely certified trainer traveled by bike displays the decadence of society. Lecturers mustn’t really feel uncared for.

Posted in The Specific Tribune, March 7e, 2021.

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