Neda: A Voice Which Became Silent

June 21st, 2009 - 7:52 pm ICT by GD  

Iran Violence Can you guess why the people are marching on the street in the picture? Well, they are rallying and crying with the name “Neda”, who is a girl who has apparently lost her life while protesting with her father in Tehran. The internet was invariably flooded with pictures and videos of people who suffered brutal attacks while protesting in Iran.

A video of a young girl bleeding on the street was captured on a cell phone camera and the person who took the video posted it on website. The young girl was found lying on the ground after she was shot in the chest. Blood flowed towards her face and it was her face which gave the picture an even more horrifying look. When the video found its way to millions of viewers through, it developed into a rallying cry for the thousands of demonstrators in Iran who have disputed President Ahmadinejad’s June 12 victory over rival Mir Hossein Mousavi. It is reported that the streets of Iran are full of Mousavi supporters.

The 40 seconds video is a heart rending one, moreover, because of the helpless father screaming in pain and watching his daughter in a pool of blood. The doctor who reached the spot trying to save the girl said, ‘I am a doctor, so I rushed to try to save her. But the impact of the gunshot was so fierce that the bullet had blasted inside the victim’s chest, and she died in less than 2 minutes.” Her name incidentally, was Neda, meaning voice, in Farsi.

Social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter are serving as good grounds to let the world know about all the misdeeds happening all over, especially during elections. The websites surely are earning a name when it comes to people sharing their feelings and experiences.

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