How would you feel if you were separated from your family and wouldn’t be able to see them any time soon? How would it feel if you or a loved one were sick and they still would not let you cross the border to another country to see them?
Here Marji’s uncle and her father are having a discussion over how Iran is not letting anyone cross the boarders. Marji’s uncle was distressed by the fact that he can not go to see his son anymore. This is an example of injustice because families should be able to stick together through times of war. Closing the borders is not just having an effect on her family, but it is also causing pain for her uncle and many other people out there. Imagine you were in this position of being desperate to see a loved one; how would you deal with this? Do you think this is fair?
Read the following article:
This article relates to the fact that the country isn’t letting anyone go in or out of the borders and sending them back to their original country without a choice. This keeps families apart and causes distress all over. It is not right for a human to be “illegal” just because they weren’t born in that country. This should not be used against someone.This relates to Marji’s uncle and how he is not allowed to cross the borders to Hollandto see his son. The same thing goes for the son and how he can’t come into the Iran because of the war. A couple of days after, Marji’s uncle got sick and was in desperate need for a passport.
In these panels Marji’s uncle was very ill and he has to cross the borders to get the medication and surgery he needed to get better. When his wife went to ask if they could have permission to get a passport to cross the border, they said that he could have a passport if “God willed it”. Marji’s family had an idea: make a fake passport. It took a while for the real passport to come, but by the time it did, Marji’s Uncle had died the day before. What would you have done if you were in the place of Marji’s Uncle Taher? If you were able to change the ways of the government, what would you do?
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