Aitzaz Hasan, -the boy who lived!
“My son made his mother cry, but saved hundreds of mothers from crying for their children”- Mujahid Ali, father of Aitzaz Hassan.
Yesterday, I was watching a bomb prank video, featuring an Arab man throwing bombs at people. Its was kinda funny though. People were running for their lives. Which is quite right, I mean most people would do the same under the given circumstances unless they are people with their shades on, and a big camera and a stunt double and a safety team and a director!
I ask you a very simple question, What would you do, if you see a suicide bomber at a public place, lets say a school. You might think that confronting him ‘d be heroic but trust me at that kind of point, things appear a bit upside down. I know there are many brave people that ‘d confront him maybe. But what do you expect from a 17 years old boy!
Aitzaz Hassan, a teenager from Hungu- north west Pakistan was standing just outside the gate of government high school, Ibrahimzai. The date recorded 6th January 2014. He was not allowed to participate in the school’s assembly, reason being his Tardiness.
He then saw a man allegedly approaching the school, who stated that he was there to ‘get admission’. One of his friends, noticed a detonator, the man was wearing alongside the explosive laden jacket.
The two boys ran inside the school and pleaded Aitzaz to do the same But he decided to confront him. He ran towards the man and by grabbing him, prompted the explosion. Aitzaz died!
“Aye puttar hattan te nai wikde” a punjabi phrase meaning that “these sons are not for sale.”
There we 2000 students in that school, gathered in the hall for assembly. No students were harmed. Less said, the better.
A boy gave his life and lived immortally in millions and millions to come!