Basant’s kite flying mishaps

Last week (thursday) a 19 year old student died of excessive bleeding in Islamabad’s twin city Rawalpindi as a result of a “chemically coated / ground- glass covered” kite wire sliting his throat. As colorful and cultural this old Pakistani tradition might be, the stigma of kite-flying-related deaths has come to haunt Basant this time with a vengeance. Lets hope that people enjoying kite flying on rooftops waiting for a “Bo-Kata” learn to be responsible for their actions.

2 Comments so far

  1. WHY (unregistered) on March 24th, 2006 @ 11:16 pm

    It is Hindus part of Culture.

    Search for the following

    The Sikh Historian Dr BJ Nijjar writes in his book” Punjab Under the Later Mughals” that when Zakariya Khan (1707-1759) was the Governor of Punjab, a Hindu of Sialkot by the Name of Haqeeqat Rai spoke words of disrespect for the Prophet (SAW). He was arrested and was send to Lahore Court for trial and was given capital punsihment.
    For Hindus , Haqeeqat Rai became a Martyr.

    The day when the sentence was carried out was called Basant.

    SO WHY WE CELEBRATE?

    SEARCH FOR ANSWERS AND THEN ACT.
    DON’T FOLLOW BLINDLY


  2. yusra asmai (unregistered) on April 1st, 2006 @ 1:12 am

    Iymaan kaa taqaza hai kaay iss fozol event ka social bicout kia jaay or iss kisam kaay tamam events kaay against koi proper movement start ki jaay



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