“The Indian military occupation of Kashmir makes monsters of us all. It allows Hindu chauvinists to target & victimize Muslims in India by holding them hostage to the freedom struggle being waged by Muslims in Kashmir. It’s all being stirred into a poisonous brew & administered intravenously, straight into our bloodstream.
At the heart of it all is a moral question. Does any government have the right to take away people’s liberty with military force?
India needs azadi from Kashmir just as much–if not more–than Kashmir needs azadi from India.”
–Arundhati Roy from “Azadi: The Only Thing Kashmiris Want.”
(Photo of student protests in Srinagar, May 2017 by Basit Zargar)