Facebook has lifted my suspension for posting about the barbarous siege in Kashmir but there are dozens of Kashmiri activists & supporters still out in the cold–& the suspensions & censorship continue. That accompanies India’s lockdown on the internet & cell phone communication within Kashmir.
Modi reportedly felt he didn’t sufficiently control media when he orchestrated the 2002 pogrom against Muslims in the Indian state of Gujarat & wasn’t going to make the same mistake twice in Kashmir.
FB is not exempt from the US Bill of Rights & cannot act like vigilantes for the Indian, Israeli, or US governments, taking out everything they don’t want known. Free speech is the essence of democracy & so is opposition to war, colonialism, & occupation.
The censorship in social media is a civil liberties call to arms that we must take on so we don’t enter the new dark ages of unrestrained barbarism without massive resistance. This planet belongs to all of us & the profiteers cannot be allowed to divide us or force us to stand silent & powerless when our brothers & sisters are being violently attacked. “An injury to one is an injury to all” remains the iron law of social transformation.
Long live Kashmiri Intifada. End the Indian occupation. Self-determination for Kashmir.
Je suis Kashmir.