2nd Mar 2022 12:03:AM Editorials
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

Viral videos of Indian students being assaulted days after India abstained from voting in the United Nations Security Council is heart breaking. On Tuesday, more grim news came, as the country reported its first casualty in war-torn Ukraine. A final year medical student from Karnataka, died when Russian soldiers blew up a government building.
Over fifteen thousand students from India are studying in various colleges of Ukraine pursuing medicine, engineering etc. A few thousand have been evacuated but many more are still stranded in dire circumstances. Three from Arunachal are also among those stranded. One cannot even imagine the stress these students and their families are going through. 
It is day 5 since Russia launched an all-out invasion of Ukraine by land, air and sea, in what is being seen as the biggest attack by one state against another in Europe since World War II on February 24. The images coming out of Ukraine and its capital Kyiv is heartwrenching. Scores of civilian casualties are being reported including military fatalities on both sides. There are no words to describe the utter helplessness at the unfolding events and the fact that the destruction and loss of lives were completely avoidable.
What an irony it is that, the entire world has come together and made great sacrifice to save people from a rampaging novel coronavirus pandemic. The last two years has wreaked havoc on livelihoods and derailed normal life. The world was only just beginning to surface from multiple waves of the pandemic. The world definitely didn’t need another blow.
War can never be justified under any circumstances, even more so in today’s day and age. One would have thought we have learnt from the horrors of the two World Wars and other invasions. But Alas!

Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
      She is a graduate in Science with post graduation in Sociology from University of Pune. She has been in the media industry for nearly a decade. Before turning to print business, she has been associated with radio and television.
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