Toronto For Kashmir is doing brilliant educational work, including showing old news footage about Indian colonial rule & the Kashmiri struggle. This brief video is quite informative.

Kashmir in 1965

When speaking about the history of Kashmir, often time the discussion starts at 1990. There is no mention of the fact that the people of Kashmir suffered right from the onset of India’s occupation of Kashmir. While we constantly hear comparisons of the 100,000 murders, 30,000 disappearances, 10,000 rapes, and 6000 mass graves of Kashmiri Muslims to the 219 killings of the Kashmiri Pandit’s from 1990 to 2011 – there is much more suffering that the Muslims of Kashmir have faced prior to 1990. There is enough evidence to prove that thousands of Kashmiris were forced to leave their homes and migrate from Poonch and other regions in 1965. They sought refuge in Azad Kashmir as their villages were burnt down by Indian forces and their women were raped and assaulted. This is all long before Kashmiri Pandits and their controversial mass migration was even a topic for debate.The Muslims of Kashmir have a long history of suffering, this needs more recognition. #RedForKashmir #LetKashmirSpeak #TorontoForKashmir #Justice #Peace #Humanity #HumanRights #UNResolution #FreeKashmir #Referendum #Plebiscite #EndTheOccupation #MassGraves #Torture #ExtrajudicialKillings #Freedom #StandWithKashmir #Kashmir

Posted by Toronto For Kashmir on Friday, October 18, 2019