A momentary breach in news blackout on occupation of Kashmir

Srinagar protesters run from tear gas ( (Photo- Danish Ismail:Reuters) Aug 8 2016

This photo from Yahoo of protesters running away from Indian police firing tear gas at them might be a first in photojournalist news coverage of the occupation of Kashmir. It’s about time since this brutal siege is in its 30th day & photos of the horrific injuries are all over social media.

We are only told police are firing at protesters on the outskirts of Srinagar demonstrating against killings in Kashmir. The caption didn’t clarify that the killings are of unarmed protesters by Indian military thugs using live ammo, pellet guns, & tear gas.

Mark this moment when a photo breached the deceits & news blackout. It probably won’t happen again soon.

Long live Kashmiri Intifada. End the occupation. Self-determination for Kashmir.

(Photo by Danish Ismail/Reuters)