“When all this is over (I don’t know how it will end) the Kashmiris will remember one thing, they will remember how Indians (including me), went on with their lives, celebrated festivals, turned the other way when 9 million Kashmiris were put in an open prison, when 20,000 young people, as young as an 8 year old were thrown into jail, when a million soldiers held the entire population at gun point, when protesting women were picked up and are still not released, when pellets were flying all over, blinding Kashmiris, when Kashmir became a living hell of depressive people submerged in darkness, we did NOTHING, we went on with our lives. They will remember our apathy and selfishness. They must be feeling so lonely and helpless.”

–Indian professor Monami Basu