“Amarnath Yatra: A Militarized Pilgrimage”: report by Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society

Amarnath Yatra cover image June 10 2017

Serendipitously–just after I posted Arundhati Roy’s comments about the Amarnath pilgrimage to a Hindu shrine in the Kashmiri Himalayas–I checked out the blog of the Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society & came across their recent report titled “Amarnath Yatra: A Militarized Pilgrimage.”

It will surely resonate with how Israel manufactures religious traditions on the sites of Muslim holy places & how Israeli & Christian Zionists use pilgrimages to Al-Aqsa mosque in East Jerusalem to establish claims to Israel as the homeland of Jews. Not unlike how Americans of Irish ancestry can lay claim to the Rhineland from whence their ancestors came 3,000 years ago.


Review of JKCCS report in Wande Magazine: http://www.wandemag.com/amarnath-yatra-is-used-as-a-right-wing-nationalist-battle-cry-by-the-state/