A young woman in Nehtaur, a town in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, reports that police invaded & vandalized her home & took away her brother. Just like Kashmiris have been enduring for decades. Unfortunately, her brother will meet many Kashmiri kids in jail. Human rights are no longer an integral right of being Indian.
We learned the hard way in the US that when we allowed Black kids to be demonized as ‘narco terrorists’, approved martial law, police violence, & violations of the US Bill of Rights in the Black community, that eventually chickens would come home to roost & civil liberties would be jeopardized for everyone.
Human solidarity against injustice & oppression isn’t just a weak-kneed sentimentality; it is the iron law of social transformation.