Justice for Asifa rally in Srinagar this coming Monday goes global: the savagery of the crime against this little girl leaves all of us feeling broken & distraught & can weaken our trust in other human beings. Coming together in a vigil protest focuses our psychic energies on the causes of such horror–gender, ethnic, religious, caste, & class oppression–& bonds us with others fighting to create a humane society free of such cruelty & inhumanity. The purpose of such rallies is to fight against oppression but in unity our bereavement becomes bearable & does not turn to cynicism. There is no other way. So we can all light a candle next Monday in sync with this rally & to honor the life of this small child.