When Modi addressed the nation today about “development” in Kashmir, he wasn’t talking to Kashmiris who he has locked down in their homes, who get shot at if they leave, & have no way of hearing since all telecommunications are shut down. He was talking to investors with a very simple message: Kashmir is open for exploitation. The plunder of Kashmir is now official policy & will be protected by nearly one-million troops. It will become a central part of India’s neoliberal policies which impoverish most of the population but make a handful of Indians filthy rich. That’s how the Kashmiri struggle for self-determination is inextricably linked to the struggle against Indian capitalism.