“The pro-India politicians in Kashmir are not “mainstream politicians”. They are modern-day Uncle Toms. They never represented our aspirations. Rather, they were always representatives of India to us. They acted as facilitators of occupation for seven decades. They want us to suffer peacefully. They downplayed, or justified India’s violence against us but gave us lessons on non-violence. Beware; India is fostering fresh quislings and systematically working towards replacing our resistance leadership with the old quislings. India is publicizing them so that they can act as our spokesmen. Don’t let them. Don’t fall for it. Azadi is our goal. Not autonomy.”

–Kashmiri Ahmed Bin Qasim whose mother & father are both political prisoners