An Indian Civilizational Perspective

Iraqi Mother and her son

There are many heart breaking pictures I have seen, but this is surely one of the most livid! I can feel the pain of that lady, I can see (and feel) the breath of the son go away… into eternity while his Mother looks helplessly at the nonsense of this entire act.

A woman takes her dead son into her arms, as she grieves for her six-year-old son, Dhiya Thamer, who was killed when their family car came under fire by unknown gunmen in Baqouba, capital of Iraq’s Diyala province, 60 kilometers (35 miles) northeast of Baghdad, Iraq, on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007. The boy’s ten-year old brother, Qusay, was injured in the attack as the family returned from enrolling the children in school, where Dhiya was to begin his first year. Adem Hadei, Associated Press.

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