Five months with no news from Kashmir & no means for them to communicate is reminiscent of Plato’s allegory of the cave. Eight million people chained, facing a blank wall, surrounded by armed men. India must have delusions it will terrorize Kashmiri resistance & wear down solidarity. We’re in it for as long as it takes for Kashmiris to win their freedom. Kashmiri resistance to this lockdown combined with Indian resistance to persecution of Muslims may do more to weaken Indian capitalism than strengthen it. Initially there was great concern that India had gone too far with the lockdown, that it might turn out to be a reckless blunder. That was before the attacks on Muslim rights & the mob assaults on unarmed students. There may not be a whole lot left of India when this is all over.