We should take a moment to honor the protesters of Kashmir who, like Palestinians, are vilified as ‘jihadis’ but brave the threat of arrest, disappearance, torture, disability & disfigurement by pellet guns, or death from live ammunition to fight one of the most important freedom struggles in the world.
Borrowing from the Latin American political tradition to honor those in Kashmir who have died fighting for freedom: Presente! You are here with us, you are not forgotten, the struggle continues in your name.
Go back India, go back!
(Photo from April 2019 protest in Srinagar by Sakib Makhdoomi)