Indian Blogger’s Viral Poem Explains Why We Shouldn’t Pray Just For Paris


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There has been tremendous amount of support coming in from across the world for the shocking attacks in Paris. A Delhi-based blogger Karuna Ezara Parikh wrote down this poem and that seems to have resonated with a lot of people, considering how viral it has gone.

Source: @karunaparikh on Twitter

Source: @karunaparikh on Twitter

Here’s what she had to say on her Facebook post:

I woke this morning deeply disturbed by the news from #Paris, but more amazed by the attention it received on social media. I understand Paris is a beloved and familiar space for a lot of people, but it troubled me that #Beirut, a city my father grew up in, had received so little attention after the horrific bombings two days earlier. It also troubled me that #Baghdad, a place I have absolutely no connection with, received even less attention after the senseless bombing that took place there last week. Worst of all, I found the understanding of the refugee crisis skewed and simplistic. If you’ve been following the journeys of the people leaving their homes around the world right now, perhaps you’ll understand why the words #SyrianRefugeeCrisis are just as devastating as#PrayForParis. It’s time to pray for humanity. It is time to make all places beloved. It’s time to pray for the world.

I woke this morning deeply disturbed by the news from #Paris, but more amazed by the attention it received on social…

Posted by Karuna Ezara Parikh on Friday, November 13, 2015

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