Kashmiri Mirza Saaib Beg highlighted this mind-boggling & insular comment by Indian liberal Vinayak Sankaranarayanan:
“In these times of difficulties for migrants, Hindu hating, India despising Kashmiris should understand that the vast majority of Indians neither are aware or care about whether India rules Kashmir or not. Migrant workers are the real oppressed & not the elitist, educated Kashmiris.”
Who but a halfwitted nationalist would counterpose the oppression of migrant workers in India to that of brutally occupied Kashmiris rather than recognize their commonality as victims of the same oppressors? This is another case of ‘they have eyes but see not’, as the bible puts it. Our man Vinayak has as much access to information about the occupation, the lockdown & telecommunications blockade, the economic plunder of Kashmir as someone in Texas or Toronto. The worst thing of all, other than his belligerent ignorance, is his expression of sociopathic indifference to the suffering of eight million people for over 72 years. Is he boasting that the vast majority of Indians are indifferent to the thousands of Kashmiris injured, killed, arrested, tortured, raped, forcibly disappeared, & that children grow up under lockdown & surrounded by jackboots? Does this jackass represent the ethos of Indian liberalism? No wonder there is no anti-colonial movement in India.
Stand with Kashmiris & demand the immediate, unconditional withdrawal of all Indian forces from Kashmir.
(Photo of Kashmiri children & Indian occupying soldier from Free Press Kashmir, October 2018)
Posted on May 28, 2020