A strong polemic by Sidharth Bhatia, editor of The Wire, on India’s tactics to humiliate Kashmiris by this onslaught. As Indian scholar Jairus Banaji has pointed out, however, this siege is not primarily to humiliate but to acquire “unfettered exploitation” of Kashmir by powerful industrial interests closely associated with the Indian government. Humiliation & repression are to serve that overarching purpose. It is not a fait accompli as long as the Kashmiri struggle for self-determination remains undaunted & is supported by an international movement.