Kashmiris are protesting the trafficking of drugs to their youth by the Indian Army & the establishment of over 60 liquor stores in cities & villages because they believe the Indian government is attempting to lure their children into addiction & subvert Muslim culture which bans alcohol. Even if you’re a boozehound & want ready access to whiskey, you know their fears are well-founded. It was a tactic employed against Native Americans, against the Black community, against South Africans, against Aborigines in Australia. Their opposition is not some kind of blue-nosed prohibition thing. It is to protect their children & their culture & should be supported 100-percent. Alcohol was banned in Gujarat, India in 1961 to honor Gandhi. It should be banned in Kashmir to honor the tens of thousands who have been injured, disabled, killed in their struggle for self-determination.
Posted June 24, 2020