“Conscientious journalists of the Ravish Kumar kind, who have a deep respect for the Indian State and are concerned about Hindu fascists taking over, argue that Kashmir is a “non-issue” the government uses to distract attention from “real issues” to do with the basic needs of people. They are totally wrong. Kashmir is the core issue, which brings together every possible aspect of conflict between people and the State. Without addressing their relationship with Kashmiri people and with the nation-state occupying Kashmir, the oppressed people of India are incapable of doing anything worthwhile for themselves in the face of hostile governments such as the BJP-led one.”


–Indian activist Satyadeep Satya