Violence is the character of the Indian occupation of Kashmir

Everyday Kashmiris send me videos of violent encounters with occupying forces; everyday social media is filled with images & reports of violence in Kashmir, youth killed by troops in search & summary execution operations, of funerals, of grieving.

Kashmiris always express a determined commitment to Azadi/freedom but they are not superhuman. The battalions of international solidarity must actively enter the struggle to promote & strengthen the growth of an anti-occupation movement in India. Without an anti-occupation movement, India feels it has a free hand to shoot & disable unarmed protesters, rape women, forcibly disappear, torture, incarcerate, murder.

Kashmiris have fought & grieved alone long enough.