Kashmiri protester (tweeted by Suddhan Sadaf Shareef) July 20 2018

A Kashmiri protester: youthful protesters are most often portrayed in media as antisocial, disaffected elements with little political depth or understanding. In truth, they are usually profoundly inspired by a hatred for oppression & a vision of freedom not mitigated by compromise. Their fearless disregard for the violence they face & the political odds against them is due to commitment, not to lack of understanding. That’s why they are the hope of the future–not just for Kashmiris but for all humanity with a vested interest in human freedom from oppression. We salute them.

(Photo tweeted by Kashmiri blogger Suddhan Sadaf Shareef)