Chapter 8: Shireen & Golab Earakh

Indian Prime Minister Rahul Gandhi had phoned the UN General Secretary Sylvia Mazone that the UN troops could move into Kashmir and that they will not be stopped by the Indian border guards. 

At 7 AM, the first white trucks and tanks of the UN started to roll onto the Muzaffarabad - Uri Highway and slowly started inching their way to Srinagar. 

People had started lining the roads on both sides and showering the UN tanks with shireen and rose petals. UN troops were waving at the people and shaking hands with overwhelming crowds.

The convoy had difficulty moving their vehicles through the thick crowds who saw the UN as rescuers.