Today Iraq is a place where it stenches death and destruction
and it worsens day-by-day. First by the war, and then by the violence that
ensued, Iraq has been quickly shattered and it continues unabated. Ever
since the American invasion, every day is a new day only to repeat the cycle
Sometimes a film, a piece of art, or a book can change
peoples mind. Some other times a poem, a story may change your mind set. But
it is rare that a newspaper article can influence or haunt us for long.
Usually, newspaper items make some superficial effect... But a recent
article that appeared in the lead page of "SUNDAY HERALD" is heart
It speaks of a man 'Abdul Kareem Ahmed' who works in the
Mosul city morgue confronting the body of his own son among the bodies he
receive as part of his work.
Mosul: city of despair where the morgue door never closes, the
article was a horror story of what has been happening in Mosul for many
days. The experience of Abdul-Kareem Ahmed, a worker of morgue reflects the
daily happenings of Mosul. One of insurgent strongholds in Iraq. "While
examining the charred bodies as usual, Ahmed was shocked to identify his
young sonís body. Given the unending stream of bodies arriving daily, Ahmad
could only give a moment to mourn. More bodies were already waiting".
The life in Mosul and most of Iraq is so unsecured today,
either religion or ethnicity will lead to death. Terrorism and insurgent
activism make a horrible situation there. Nobody get to learn the real
reason behind these brutal killings while most people in Iraq stand for
peace and harmony.
Rajesh Kumar Edacheri Ė Writing from Qatar.