This young boy is Burhan Fayaz from Pulwama, Kashmir. This photo was taken in March 2017 during the funeral prayers of Burhan’s classmate named Aamir who was killed by Indian occupying forces in Pulwama. Perhaps his grief can put the political furor over the suicide bomber who killed 42 counterinsurgency troops at Pulwama in better perspective. At the time, was there international condemnation of Indian terrorism in Kashmir for killing a child? Did Indian media & celebrities go ballistic with nationalist sloganeering against Pakistan for inciting terrorism in Kashmir? Because most of us only recall Kashmiris grieving the death of the young boy or denouncing all the crimes committed against Kashmiris by occupying forces.

End the occupation. Self-determination for Kashmir.