“It’s quite clear that the Indian state doesn’t want any real journalism from Kashmir. It doesn’t want the story, as told by Kashmiris, to come out. This is why it has imposed the severest possible curbs and surveillance on Kashmiri journalists.

In the face of this authoritarian suppression of the press, Kashmiri journalists, infinitely more courageous than many of their counterparts in India, have worked hard, and with great dignity, to get the word out. They deserve the highest accolades.”

–Kashmiri writer Mirza Waheed