Srinagar, (Samajweekly) A proposed march in support of LGBT community in Srinagar by Kashmir Youth Movement (KYM), a group comprising migrant Kashmiri Pandits, has triggered a fierce debate between the proponents and opponents of the idea on social media.
The group which promotes the interests of LGBT community is based in Delhi, Mumbai, Pune and J&K.
The group had planned to hold the march at Lal Chowk in June but due to the coronavirus pandemic the event has been postponed.
The idea, however, has generated a heated debate on social media between the proponents and the opponents of the idea with both sides trying to aggressively push their stand.
“Khair Mubarak’, we welcome you with open arms!” one social media user supporting the move commented. “More power to you! You have a long way to go! This is just the beginning.
“I love the support you show us every day! Thank you for coming to the peace march; we will definitely have a pride march in Kashmir,”
The opponents of the move have been equally vocal.
“If your idea of freedom is in the clutches of oppression of another, we reject that freedom,” commented one of them. “Homophobic, this ‘lanat’ (slur) must not come to Kashmir.”
“They are highly brain washed.”..