Youth Voices

Snow and Below

By Amna Javed

Image source: Reuters

“One hundred and thirty-nine brave Pakistanis, 124 of whom were members of the Pakistani army, lie buried under 80 feet of snow on the Siachen Glacier after an avalanche crashed down on a battalion headquarters at Gyari near Skardu on Saturday. The massive avalanche which hit before dawn while the victims were sleeping was 1,000 metres long and 25 metres wide.”

They tell me that nature is a friend.

They also say that it has its wrath.

Buried under all that snow are not just one hundred and thirty-nine men.

They are one hundred thirty nine souls.

One hundred thirty nine dreams. Buried under all that snow.

Orignally published in: