In its relentless policy to make the occupation of Kashmir permanent, India pursues a multi-pronged approach: army brutality including torture and killings, imprisonment of political and human rights activists and preventing journalists from traveling abroad lest they speak out about Indian atrocities
Kashmiris and their friends worldwide will commemorate another August 5 anniversary as a dark chapter in their long struggle for freedom from brutal Indian occupation. Regrettably, much of the world does not care for the plight of the Kashmiris because they want trade with India. Human rights take a back seat.
Of all the institutions of state, the military is the most powerful in Pakistan. Regrettably, it has interfered in politics since the very beginning even though it played no part in the creation of Pakistan. We examine its disastrous role in civil affairs.
In the grip of fascism, India’s Hindutva rulers are determined to crush Muslims. Their latest victim is Yasin Malik, a Kashmiri freedom fighter who has been convicted on ‘terrorism-related’ charges. There are grave fears for Malik’s life held in stinking cell in Delhi’s Tihar Jail.
There is need to rethink Kashmir strategy because the old approach has not yielded the desired results. India’s cost of occupation of Kashmir must be escalated to the point where it would outstrip the benefits.
India under Narendra Modi has become a fascist state. Nowhere is this more evident than in its brutal suppression of the Kashmiri people that have been struggling for the right of self-determination for more than 70 years.
Since the Hindu fascist regime led by Narendra Modi in India abrogated Jammu and Kashmir’s special status in August 2019, the Kashmiris’ plight has turned grim. While they are struggling to survive on a day-to-day basis, Hindu settler colonialists are flooding the state to take over.