What else needs to happy to declare general state of mourning?
An article written by the Editor-in-Chief of the website, Shafaf:
- We need to respect the photojournalists who raced to the area of the tragedy and showed the citizens of Iran the pictures they took from the earthquake. A father near the body of his son, a mother holding a bassinet and crying, and thousands of other said pictures you have certainly seen. If it were not for these photographers and journalists, I have no doubt we would not have received even a small part of this information in the state-run media outlets, and none of us would have been aware of the scale of the calamity. At least know, during the Iftar, we know what is happening to our dear fellow citizens in part of this country with tears in their eyes and cries on their lips.
- Ever country has its own laws about declaring national mourning. In Russia, with a population of 143 million, they declare a day of national mourning any time a plane crashes. It shows that “people are the limbs of that body” (well-known saying in Farsi). But this saying evidently does not speak to anyone in Iran. The news from Syria and the Olympics capture the headlines of our news, and the apparently did not properly understand the value of what happened to our fellow citizens in the northwestern part of the country. While declaring a state of national mourning does not solve any problems or alleviate pain, at least it could create a large wave of support and outpouring of concern for those affected. It is still unclear what needs to happen for our politicians to declare a state of national mourning.
- Despite all of this, the citizens are doing they should be doing. The Iranians respect their fellow citizens more than anyone else. Even now, if you pass by one of the blood donation stations, you will see a tremendous wave of citizens waiting to donate, even the smallest donation.
These days, everything goes, like Bam (the city of Bam was destroyed in an earthquake several years ago) went.