“A Kashmiri protester throws back a teargas canister at police & paramilitary men during clashes against the civilian killings in Srinagar,” according to Basit Zargar.
These protesters stand a good chance of being fired at & killed or permanently disabled. They stand a good chance of being arrested & held indefinitely without charge under administration detention. They stand a good chance of being tortured or identified by surveillance cameras & targeted later for disappearance.
They’ve stood alone against a brutal occupation long enough. It isn’t enough to admire their toughness & tenacity. We have to find ways to stand with them, to educate others about their struggle, to become part of building an international movement demanding India end the occupation.
End the occupation. Self-determination for Kashmir.
(Photo by Basit Zargar)