Headline August 15, 2019/ '' ' *CAGE-ING!* ALL KASHMIRIS' ''


PROUD PAKISTANI STUDENTS ARE TAUGHT in and out of school that Kashmir is our ''shah rug'' [jugular vein],..............

Indians believe that Kashmir is their ''atoot ang'' {indispensable body part}.

Urdu and Persian poetry is full of paeans to the beauty of Kashmir. If there is a paradise on earth, ''It is this. It is this,'' the 14th century poet Amir Khusro wrote.

Since the time of partition 72 years ago, India and Pakistan have been fighting wars over Kashmir and calling each other the occupier and the oppressor of the Kashmiris.

Occasionally, there have been half-hearted pledges that the Kashmiri people should probably get to do what they want with their paradise.

In 1948, the United Nations Security Council called for a plebiscite so that Kashmiris could decide their own fate.

No such thing has happened. I have a couple of friends from both sides of the Kashmir dispute, and they have always said that more than freedom, any special status or merging with India or Pakistan, they would like to be left alone. 'By both India and Pakistan'.

Whatever these and other Kashmiris have wanted, I am certain they don't want what they got last week:

Kashmir's special status, and relative autonomy under India's Constitution revoked.

Some over 35,000 more soldiers in the world's most militarized zone and region, school shut, offices shut, the Internet snatched away, landlines dead. Local political leaders - even those happy to collaborate with the Indian authorities in New Delhi - locked up.

A former chief minister of the region said, hours before being arrested, that it had been a mistake to side with India at Partition.

And now India is taking us back to Partition all over again by annexing Kashmir and throwing millions of its citizens in a cage.

Many Indians are cheerleading this imprisonment. The actor Anupam Kher tweeted with a glee that the ''Kashmir solution'' had gotten off to a great start.

Experts are writing that the Kashmiri people have enjoyed too many privileges all the while questioning their affiliation with India.

You see, young men in Kashmir Valley sometimes chant pro-Pakistan slogans and celebrate the occasional victory of Pakistan over India in cricket matches by waving Pakistani flags.

Before article 370 was scraped this week, Kashmir had the national privilege of making their own laws and flying their own flag. And what a privilege it was.

They were punished for it for decades. Thousands of Kashmirs have been made to disappear; some who were detained by Indian soldiers said they were forced to eat heir own flesh.

Kashmir has also seen the largest mass blinding with pellet guns in human history.

But subjugating the Kashmiris was not enough.

The cheerleaders for Prime Minster Narendra Modi of India are cheering for Partition redux, a world class massacre, ethnic cleansing.

The brute power of Hindu supremacy has its own logic, and it requires not only that Kashmir be denied a future but also that they be humiliated and punished for their past sin of not being grateful Indians.

While individual Indian Muslims across the country are being lynched for trading beef or forced to chant Hindutva slogans, Kashmiris are are locked up en masse.

Thank you, we don't need collaboration anymore.

When some years ago a leader of Mr. Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party said during an election rally that  Muslim women should be dug from their graves and raped, he sounded lake a deranged fanatic.

But increasingly that outburst sounds like one more action point on a Hindu nationalist's to-do list.

Early this week there were videos of young Hindus claiming that now they can get themselves  Kashmiri girls.

The sadness and mourning of this publishing continues. The World Students Society thanks author Mohammed Hanif.

With very respectful dedication to the Brave people of Kashmir, Grandparents, Parents, Students, Professors and Teachers and to the conscience of the whole world.

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