It was the staid NY Times which nearly three weeks ago called Kashmir “a living hell.” That’s really hard to hear even if you have no family there because in an odd way you begin to think of the friends you interact with, based on deep affinities, as family. This genocidal assault on Kashmiris is very personal to thousands of their friends who’ve never met them nor been to Kashmir but who are worried sick about their safety & well-being. That’s why we are not going away & why Kashmiri solidarity is not just internationalized but deeply personal.