“Today, my mother was brought to court for a hearing. My uncle went there hoping to see her and shake her hand because the bars of prison don’t let you. But they didn’t let him near her. We filed an application, seeking permission for her to keep some books in her cell. The judge after scoffing at it, told her to read her charge-sheet instead, “to kill her boredom in prison.” Indian judiciary has always been a rubber stamp for occupation.”

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