What do you think it means that there is no reporting from Kashmir by international media? That they no longer have reporters stationed there? That India has made it too dangerous to cover stories or too difficult to file stories? Journalism is a dangerous job, no more so than in war & occupation zones, but that hasn’t stopped hundreds of journalists from trying, many of whom have been arrested or even killed.

Before Kashmiri activists on social media broke the decades-long news blackout, international media seldom reported on Kashmir & if they did put it in the rubric of a territorial dispute between Pakistan & India. They may use India’s telecommunications lockdown as an excuse to reestablish that situation. We have to stand in for those Kashmiris unable to speak & keep the occupation of Kashmir one of the most prominent issues in world politics. As Indian fascism & genocide goes, so goes fascism & genocide elsewhere.