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Kashmir Watch

Once again the land of Kashmir has turned red with innocent blood being splattered all around.

 

The lynching of Deputy Superintendent of Police Mohammed Ayub Pandit on June 22 by a hostile mob in Nowhatta in the heart of Srinagar city has brought into focus the constant danger the policemen of Jammu and Kashmir are exposed to.

 

The mass movement which erupted in Kashmir in July 2016 openly defied the subjugation of the Indian state and its military — the fifth largest in the world.

 

The BBC has found itself in hot water with its Indian audience. On this, the first year death anniversary of Burhan Wani — it made the ‘mistake’ of referring to the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander as a Kashmiri “rebel leader”.

 

It seems that realpolitik is still the order of the day. What else are we to make of Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, imploring the ‘Muslim World’ to support the oppressed people of Kashmir? The Ayatollah has historically steered clear of mentioning Kashmir so as not to irk his country’s ally — not to mention strong economic partner — India.

 

It’s exactly a year since Kashmir turned on its head and went on the path of self-destruction ostensibly under a new leadership and new foot soldiers.

 

So Syed Salahuddin is now a global terrorist. Look who is saying this... Trump... Donald Trump... the president of the United States of America. But wait... so what. Who cares! Who gives America a damn now. Russia, North Korea, Syria and Iran are bullying it. Taliban have already inflicted a humiliating defeat on it.

 

As the Kashmir Valley erupted into turmoil after the elimination of Burhan Wani, local militant of the Hizbul Mujahideen, I met two local policemen in Srinagar’s Army Base Hospital.

 

Between the ignorance of US President Donald Trump and the malicious agenda of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a preposterous decision has been taken.

 

Between the ignorance of US President Donald Trump and the malicious agenda of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a preposterous decision has been taken.

 


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