To resist foreign occupiers is a fundamental right recognized in international law yet colonial occupiers miss no opportunity to denigrate those that struggle for their basic rights.
The suffering of the people of Kashmir at the hands of Indian occupation forces is well known yet the indifference of governments worldwide to their plight is absolutely shocking.
Pakistan must begin to think outside the box to find a solution to the long-festering problem of Jammu and Kashmir. Repeating old slogans or applying the same old policies that did not yield results in the past will not do.
Abrogating the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, Narendra Modi has created a dangerous situation in the region that could easily lead to nuclear war.
India is a fascist state. Modi has emerged from the bowels of RSS, a fascist outfit that advocates the complete annihilation of all religious minorities in India.
Since Narendra Modi's unilateral action to abrogate the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, there have been rallies worldwide to condemn this illegal act. One of the largest rallies in North America took place in Toronto on Sunday August 18 morning. Thousands of people attended. In Kashmir itself, there has been 24/7 curfew to clamp down on people creating great hardships for the 12 million Kashmiris.
Wiping away Kashmir’s special status has been a dream of many BJP supporters who have spoken of a Greater Hindustan, a Hindu-dominated land that scoops up Pakistan, Bangladesh and other parts of South Asia.
All it took was a blink of an eye to realize that India's right-wing government outmanoeuvred old-style colonialism by repackaging it as "democracy in action".
Kashmir has never been a part of India but in typical duplicitous fashion, Indian rulers first illegally occupied the state and are now waging a genocidal campaign to crush Kashmiri aspirations.
Last month, India and Pakistan came to the brink of full-blown war. At the root lies the unresolved issue of Kashmir. Unless this long-festering problem is resolved according to the wishes of the people of Kashmir, the risk of war remains.
If Indian rulers still do not understand why the Kashmiris hate them so intensely, perhaps the Pulwama attack should send a powerful message. The Kashmiris want the Indian off their backs.
Indian attack on Pakistan could easily escalate into a full-scale war between two nuclear armed rivals blowing up the entire region. It is imperative that the UN takes its responsibility seriously and prevent a catastrophe from occurring before the war erupts.
The UNHCHR report detailing massive abuses by Indian occupation forces in Kashmir has led to hysteria in India. The regime in Delhi and its media are thrashing about violently in a desperate attempt to discredit the report.
"I would like to share some thoughts about the need for solidarity between Canadians and the people of Indian-occupied Kashmir (IOK) who have been living under an illegal and unjust occupation for 71 long years."
Muslim children are not only killed by in some instances even being raped before slaughtering them. Not only the US but its puppets and allies—Afghanistan, India and Israel, for instance—are guilty of egregious crimes.
Far from feeling any remorse or shame, Hindu fascists in the thousands came out to support their co-religionist rapists and murderers of 8-year-old Asifa in Indian occupied Jammu.
The people of Indian occupied Kashmir have seldom experienced a day of peace. The last few days, however, have witnessed intensification in Indian military brutality against the people. Indian occupation forces killed at least 20 people in Kashmir, according to police sources on Sunday April 1.
For 70 years, the people of Kashmir have struggled for fundamental rights despite facing one of the most ruthless regimes in the world.