There are many articles, not all of them useful, about India’s split of Jammu & Kashmir state into two federal territories which went into effect yesterday. The two Union Territories will be ruled directly from Delhi & governed by flunkeys from the Modi regime. This isn’t just about removing the Kashmiri flag & constitution but about land grabs, economic plunder, devastation of the environment, propaganda taught in schools, denial of religious freedom, fostering factional disputes, absolute fascistic control to destroy the struggle for self-determination. The question of the border region disputed between China & India remains uncertain.

This will place additional political & personal stresses on Kashmiris & requires the most steadfast commitment to solidarity actions & education.