A sister’s long march for her lost sibling

There are no lights and indications about the one who had been taken away from the way to my house in 2009, that, if he will return one day or has already been perished. The face of a sister was declaring all such words. Where he is and how he would be? Her body language was asking these questions. Her two eyes, with full of tears and in each drop of that tear there was a message that “I am looking for my brother”.

Every time, when she opens her mouth for a short talk, she stands between the nervousness and braveness. In her each word that she selects, she is very careful and meaningful. She doesn’t look emotional and sentimental; once she enters into those circles she has her limitations and rightful demand. She is Farzana Majeed, searching her younger brother, Zakir Majeed since 2009. She is not the past neither she is the future, she is the present.

She knocked all the doors for justice and did not receive further information about her missing brother. She approached police stations, courts, parliamentarian house, local politicians, and human rights council. She was not listened. What extra steps she can take? What extra miles she can walk? The world is watching without action.

Has she tired? Has she lost the optimism? Has she given up? Here, the watchers are asking themselves now that what can be the next by this sister. After all attempts, she determined to knock the door of the sky and see the result. She started a long march journey of about 750kms. She has already begun to walk everyday 30 to 35 kilometres carrying the photo of her missing brother on her chest. Now she has been companied by many others as supporters.

The BBC has interviewed her about the long march, she looked optimistic and from her words it can be judged that each of her steps that she moves is recorded on the face of the earth.

She has injury on her feet; she has difficulty to walk, but still walking. She was asked by the interviewer to describe the “long march protest”. She explained that it is a painful and a tough journey, there is

hunger, and there is a thirst. It is not easy for a woman to walk everyday restlessly under no shadow. I am still optimistic and happy about the mission.

What and how such scenarios can be portrayed? Is it a love for a missing brother? Is it one of the great examples for the globe about missing persons? Is it about rightful and peaceful demand?

Or is it a kind of bell to let the world to listen and act? Certainly, there is no material demand in this struggle but she wants her brother to return home in safe. Missing one of the family members cannot be understood by others easily, but ask those who really missed them or lost them forever. She said it in one of the seminars.

The world must have observed, heard and read about long march for different demands and reasons. One of the examples was, on 28th August, 2013 where there was a long march about a new dream of justice for the full employment, in Washington. The long walk for justice of Farzana Majeed is completely different and new that what a little sister can do for her missing brother.

Such movements “The sister’s love to her brother” can give the world the lesson to learn to respect all kind of people, as everyone is fighting a battle on their own, and we all have our problems, bad sides and bad days. But there is so much more behind it, behind me, behind you and behind everyone.

Mohammed Anwar al Balushi
morwared@hotmail.com –

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