And in the end, what is freedom all about but the future of children; that they may never know colonialism, occupation, inequality, & violence but only a world of creativity & endless possibilities.
As independence leader Maqbool Bhat said before he was executed by India in 1984: “For us, azadi means not just getting rid of foreign occupation of our beloved motherland but also to remove hunger, poverty, ignorance & disease & to overcome economic & social devastation. One day we will achieve that. Azadi.”
(Photo of Kashmiri child by Umer Asif)