Came across this post from September 7th, 2016 when Kashmiris were sustaining a vicious military crackdown. It’s apropos now to the Rohingya. It is observable that Kashmiris have a remarkable sense of solidarity with others; they aren’t alone in that of course, but they stand out. I’ve had to post less about the Kashmiri struggle to post more about the Rohingya genocide & know no one would respect that more than Kashmiris:
It’s possible that after nearly nine weeks of almost daily posts about the siege in Kashmir some are thinking ‘Enough already, there are other places in the world. After all, there’s bombing in Syria & wars in several other countries & Israel is firing artillery shells into Gaza from tanks along the apartheid barrier.’
You don’t have to be Kashmiri to think the current military siege against Kashmiri self-determination (which has killed 77 people; injured between 8,000 & 10,000 people, including 664 with pellet injuries to the eyes; permanently disfigured & injured the health of hundreds; disabled & partially or totally blinded hundreds) is one of the most important things going on in the world today. Enough attention cannot be given to it, let alone too much.
Standing with Kashmiris through the duration of this monstrous siege; helping Kashmiri activists get the truth out on social media when there are only lies & silence in mainstream media; trying to broaden & strengthen international solidarity & build solidarity rallies are all the elementary commitments of solidarity. That’s just the way it is.