Narendra Modi wants Kashmiris to accept oppression without protest

Lone Kashmiri protester  (AP Photo:Dar Yasin) August 10 2016

This is the second of two photos in todays news about the Indian siege of Kashmir, now in its 33rd day. It was captioned, “Protests in Kashmir: A Kashmir Muslim protester jumps to avoid a projectile thrown at him by Indian paramilitary soldiers during a protest in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, on Aug. 9, 2016. Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi appealed to the people of Indian-controlled Kashmir to shun violence after a month of anti-India protests & deadly violence.”

So you see? If unarmed Kashmiri protesters just accepted Indian control, then Indian soldiers would not be compelled to shoot pellet guns, live ammo, & tear gas at them, would not summarily execute young men biking back home after work, would not fill hospital wards with pellet-ridden, blind victims, would not be attacking ambulances, & would not be arresting protesters in droves. Everything in Kashmir would be hunky-dory if they just accepted tyranny.

That media twists the narrative to make the Indian army & paramilitary thugs the peacekeepers & unarmed protesters the instigators of violence is beyond grotesque. But that’s what media does as the servile valet to power.

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

(Photo by Dar Yasin/AP)