“A colonizer does not formulate laws to provide a sense of order to the oppressed. The legislation is made to decriminalize occupation. The judiciary exists to legalize injustice. Like when my mother calls me from prison, the authorized time is twelve minutes. But they rarely allow us to talk that long. It is to tell me that they’re more entitled to my mother than I am. They violate their own laws and disregard their own dicta, to put in our mind that there is no “system”, or “law” that we can count on. Occupations are incapable of fair governance. As Fanon asserts: Violence is the ‘natural state’ of colonial rule.”

–Kashmiri Ahmed Bin Qasim whose parents are both political prisoners