Iltija, the daughter of former Kashmiri chief minister & Indian collaborator Mehbooba Mufti was interviewed by Christiane Amanpour on CNN about the blockade, now 95 days long. She passionately denounced the Modi regime as a “cesspool of bigotry” that was “hurtling towards an authoritarian regimeā€¦.not the country I was born & raised in.” She probably is extremely distressed that her mother is being held by Indian authorities in a posh hotel after years of collusion with India in the arrest, torture, mass rape, forcible disappearance, pellet gun violence, executions of hundreds of thousands of Kashmiris. But why is Amanpour interviewing a young woman who won’t face up the crimes of her mother rather than any number of Kashmiris outside Kashmir who could speak powerfully to 72 years of Indian crimes without pretending Mehbooba Mufti is a victim rather than a leading figure in the occupation?

(Photo of Iltija Mufti from OpIndia)