On the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation…!, Siraj Iqbal

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On the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation…!
Engr. Siraj Iqbal (Toronto), September 30, 2021

Today is the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation…!
To honour the lost children & survivors of Residential school…!!
In remembrance of 215 deaths of Aboriginals in Kamloops, B.C…!
And in many others…in 700’s, Residential children’s death…!!
The discovery of the graves & confessions of deaths…!
How? These deaths happen in these boarding schools…!!
Why? These deaths happen to these unfortunate kids…!
What? Caused their deaths in so premature ages…!!
Were not these residential schools meant for education…!
Were they not good behaving kids or just because indigenous…!!
While Govt and Authorities are eager for education…!
Among Aboriginals with care, boarding schools…!!
With proper health care, specially in Canada…!
With mental and physical trainings for survival…!!
What administration of these schools provide…?
Contrary to the guidelines of Ministry of Education…!!
Was it excessive punishment and rules of boarding…!
Or more of a liberal treatments to these kids…!!
We need answers to these brainstorming questions…!
We need independent, qualified investigations to these…!!
O! God! Give us the realization, we’re also parents…!
We lost a boy at the age of 10 in an accident…!!
We realize how hard & painful to lose a child in young age…!
How the parents of these Aboriginal children going through…!!
Give our condolence for these young children’s demise…!
Give our condolence to their parents for eternal peace…!!

Ameen
Yours truly,
Siraj Iqbal (Toronto)