Open Letter to the People of India from Bleeding Kashmir

Dear People of India

Greetings! I am sure that your collective conscience is yet to be satisfied. I am not Syria. I am not Palestine. I am not Gaza either. God has made me “Paradise on Earth”. But now I am as good as living hell. I am an untold story. I am bleeding land being brutally and illegally occupied by your nation which uses its military power to suppress the voice of freedom of my people. They have already killed tens of thousands of my innocent sons. The cheapest thing on my land is none other than that of human blood. My children grow up watching graveyards populate their villages. My daughters continue to live an undignified life. Everything on my land whether it is home, hamlet, town, city or market has tragic tales of grief to narrate. I wonder how your nation has never been questioned of its atrocities. Doesn’t it deserve to be brought before the International judicial court of the United Nations (UN) for her trail of killing about my five lakh people and other crimes like human rights violation in past six decades? Unfortunately your electronic media has always remained biased. They never supported my cause rather they brushed the atrocities of their government under the carpet.  A daily business of slaying my people mainly children is being reported in the internal pages of your print media, quite often in microscopic fonts. That is the biggest reason why you are unfamiliar of the brutalities carried out by the various fascist regimes of your nation. The realities of my land remain shrouded. My people had reasons to live but they see themselves as if they never lived. They are in a grip of utter trauma living a miserable life and there is no one to hear their anguished cry. I am virtually crumbling under Indian occupation and my people are at a fateful crossroad and facing an uncertain future. But one is thing is sure! India cannot occupy me based on gun power. The more they kill my people, the more rebels they would create out of them. Even if India would kill my entire population, yet it won’t be able to brush my issue under the rug and move on.  How long you can turn a blind eye? Your “Proud Army” is crossing all heights of atrocities by killing my teenagers mercilessly. Blood bath continues. People are being caged, curfew imposed, internet and other modes of communication are snapped and hospitals, ambulances even journalists are targeted. During past 15 days, there has been the brutal and sadistic murder of people, all civilian, mostly youth and children.  The only crime they do is that they resist against Indian oppression through protests, voices, and stones. And in return they are being killed through bullets and pellets by brave Indian soldiers. Don’t forget that stone pelting has resulted the death of none not even a single security personal but bullets and pellets took away the lives of thousands of my children. Such inhuman actions may satisfy but it won’t benefit you. My people won’t give up. How India can defeat them who have already defeated their own fears? None can stop them from freedom. The flag of freedom they raised to heights.  Freedom from Indian occupation. Freedom from Indian oppression. My sons will attain it, even if they have to kiss martyrdom.  Please put yourselves in the shoes of my people and try to see the conflict through their eyes. Talk to any common man and he can share with you the direct pain, injustice and indignity that they continue to suffer as a result of the Indian oppression. My people are not doing any crime but asking for a plebiscite which was promised by your respected Prime Minster Nehru Ji. Here’s a valid question to ask you as Indian citizens, political leaders, bureaucrats, army chiefs, right-wing extremists and so: Are you blind? Can’t you see that my people want recognition of their identity? Burn your bollywood movies. Come to my land. Walk through my cities. The bridges. The ruins. The graves. Look at what I eat. Look at my buildings. My shrines. My architecture. My history. Speak to me.  Holding me against my will not bring any benefit to you and your country. It is definitely undemocratic, brutal and absolutely unnecessary.

My people are crying out for a solution which would have sincere interest to understand the solemnity of the existing situation- which would understand the pain of the common man- which would hold the hands of a mother who has lost her son- which would give them a future of justice and reconciliation… I will end up this painful letter with the words of Shelly, the English poet; Oh, lift me as a wave, a leaf, a cloud  I fall upon the thorns of life! I bleed!

 

Sincerely

Bleeding Kashmir

Dr. Aasif Shah

Pondicherry University

  • Vir Narain

    It is quite understandable that you are overstating you case. But do try to look at the other side. A section of the population, inspired by religious considerations,have: 1. Repudiated the lawful accession of the State to India and 2. Driven the Kashmiri Pandits from their ancestral homes on grounds of religion. Also, 3. Resorted to violence, in connivance with a foreign hostile power, to secede from India.
    Your introspection on this might moderate your acute sense of victim hood.

  • Mamata

    Go hide behind a kid and lob some grenades like a good Muslim

    • Makishima

      He’s in Pondicherry living a cushy life. Why would he inconvenience himself when it’s so much easier spouting v3nom online?

    • Sam KBose

      You hold di*k of mine. being in safer zone,don’t try to justify anything. you will pi*s in your trouser once you come across the threats & tortures kashmiri’s suffer. IndiaN army is coward & can do nothing except killing childen. why they don’t retaliate when chinese or pak army crosses the red line. 40 militants have fought kargil war and you are talking about bravery

      • jameel

        r u the product of pedophile rape by the 60 yr old in the madrassah or the result of child incest resulting into inbred family incestuous family ? 400 porkis were dispatched to hell in kargil n many more … Indian army is doing fantastic job and its the kashmir police who sometimes do overkill but killing all those jihadi separatists

        • Sam KBose

          your mother is enough.get her.

          • Ashish

            BOSE DK…haha

      • Mamata

        Given how u treated your fellow Kashmiris just because they were not Muslim, we really don’t care about these so-called “threats & tortures and suffering” u keep crying about. Carry on and we will carry on supporting our army in culling scum like you.

      • Ashish

        U coward u dnt even guts to disclose ur name..Hiding behind a fake name…Bose DK..lol…hahahha

  • Finix2k14

    Says a kashmiri living and pursuing education in Tamil Nadu. You hypocrites are good at enjoying the facilities provided to you by Indian Govt. And yet, you refuse to call yourselves Indians. You want freedom by pelting stones, throwing grenades by using kids as shield, but at the same time whine human rights when faced with non-lethal retaliation. Do you seriously expect Indian army to stand still while you throw grenades, pelt stones at them? If you are so against India then stop using our resources and leave this country for good. Kashmir has been and will be ours. Do whatever you want, but this time, the govt won’t budge. Enough of your hypocrisy. Either learn to coexist or leave our land. There shall be no mercy to those who plot against the nation.

    • khalid

      Since India is not allowing to make them a seperate country, its their choice to chose what India provides for them.

      • Ashish

        Who r u to speak on their behalf..People of J&K have duly elected Govt. STOP spreading false agenda

  • Anand Sudhanshu Yaduwanshi

    dear kashmir, You have not mentioned a single time about Burhan Wani and kashmiri pandit..which are the root cause of this unrest.This shows this is the voice of a pro pakistani Dove not the real kashmir

    • khalid

      As per them, Burhan Vani is fighting for their freedom. What they want is a referendum. The right to chose. India is not the one who has to decide it. It is the international community.

      Regarding Kashmiri pandits, they told they welcome their comeback to kashmir.

      • Anand Sudhanshu Yaduwanshi

        In 90’s Kashmiri pandit were brutally massacred in 1000’s and the y forced to leave Kashmir and hizbul muzzahiddin and jklf are responsible for it.tgis was the only reason the AFPSA was implied in the valley
        Kashmir is the UI integral part of India since 1947 .it have privilege of special state under section 370.burhan want is a trained terrorist provoked by Pakistan to kill Indian forces and this is treason and the punishment is not less than death.
        These terrorist and separatist never asked for water , electricity,shelter and other facilities but they are putting small children and women Infront of the army and when they get hit they click their photo and spread in the media.
        Azadi is the word of Pakistan,separatist,and other terrorist organization not the common people.
        So they need to understand that they can not get azadi from the world fourth strongest military power country

        • khalid

          Whether azadi is needed by kashmiris or not can be decided by only a referendum. why not have a referendum on kashmir..

          • Anand Sudhanshu Yaduwanshi

            Referendum is not mentioned in Constitution so it is myth

          • khalid

            It need not be mentioned. When some region collectively raise an opinion that he dont want to be a part of country, it may also means he dont respect the constitution of that country too. So its about peoples choice about they want to live with a nation or to be separated from the nation. In fact Indian constitution is irrelevant in deciding whether Kashmiris needed freedom from India or not.Referendum is any groups fundamental right.

          • Anand Sudhanshu Yaduwanshi

            Six lac Indian forces deployed in Kashmir and you are saying you will not follow the Constitution… ridiculous

          • khalid

            constitution is to implement justice. Justice is ultimate..Not constitution. I am not a kashmiri. I am an Indian.
            Is it not an occupation and arrogance to deploy millittary on a land who do not want to be a part of you. How such force is justified. ? As an Indian I want to know why my millitary which includes my tax money is attacking a section of people who are not intrested to be part of us. As an Indian I would love to give them freedom to chose to be with whoever they want to be. Either free Kashmir or a Kashmir to be part of India. But they have to decide it.

          • Anand Sudhanshu Yaduwanshi

            Remember Separate Kashmir is not the voice of the people but it is gimmick spread by te separatist.this is the truth. Indian Parliament know it very well that’s why Indian forces are deployed to prevent insurgency from 1947 we have lost many Jawans to securing the border. Do you think the govt will kneel Infront of the terrorist and Pakistanis persuader and will be ready for the referendums

          • khalid

            I think there has to be talk with j and k people..we are again going to lose soldiers..and whats the meaning of this unending fight..if required indians have to force govt to give referrendum to j and k

          • Sam KBose

            sensible thought. appreciate it

          • Ashish

            lol..fake user..sharam karo harmkhoro

          • Ragav Shiva

            Superb & peace loving thought. stay blessed

          • Ashish

            fake user…hahha

          • Ragav Shiva

            you are not rational, when kashmiri’s speak ,they say a moment to cry for our those brothers who have been killed without any reason. A day which made us clear that what is the importance of one Indian and hundreds of Kashmiris. A journey with indians is a lesson for us to learn how we have been ruined by the armed forces. The three decades were not less than any doomsday for the people of Kashmir. They live and can die for it. they proved. what can you do except displaying utter nonsense & irrational thoughts ? grow up & understand true meaning of democracy not demcrazy. they want freedom, let them take it..In btw , why you relate or give shit to pakistan

          • Anand Sudhanshu Yaduwanshi

            why dont u go and ask kashmiris to be in their home instead of crying for their death..why dont you protest for their basic requirement like employment,food,infrastructure etc. Free kashmir is a false propoganda aroused by the separatist .its nothing to do with the Common kashmirirs.They only need food and shelter. If the army can help them in their bad times then they are not happy to kill them

          • Ashish

            Khalid Bhai i have been living in Kashmir for 10 years now ..I personally know d culture and very much understand that Tourism is main source of revenue for us in KAshmir..People like you spoil our culture and peace

          • Syed Arbab Ahmed

            India is a country that in 1948 kicked “UN resolution 39” on Kashmir, to make it the nuclear flash point [FACT], As recently On 30 September 2015 by Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif in UN general assembly talked about …Three, steps be taken to demilitarize Kashmir…, if India willing for peace then let Kashmiris decide

          • Anand Sudhanshu Yaduwanshi

            In the last few weeks UN have not issued any statement in the favor of Kashmiris, coz they. Know it is India’s internal matter .So Pakistanis should not bother about Kashmir instead they need to tackle the situation in Karachi,balochistan, so called azadi Kashmir

          • Instagib

            Well the actual thing is the UN ignores Pakistan statements because Pakistan never listened to UN. As per UN resolution 47, Pakistan is supposed to evacuate the entire POK to even speak about Kashmir. Since Pak did not give a flying fuck about UN, UN maintains a profession stands & does not take Pak on it’s face value anymore.

          • Ashish

            People of kashmir have a elected Govt..Mehbooba Mufti is CM…If you do not understand what democracy is then stop jabbering

          • Ashish

            If you are so much confident about referendum then why r u not contesting election and Become CM of Kashmir…You know that only 2 % of Pakistan Suppoters will Vote for You rest all are Happy With India..

      • jameel

        hahahhahhah u jihadipigs barked over the mosques that u wanted kashmiri women n not their Men … ? really ? its the hindus n their secular democracy that is keeping you alive ?! who are u to decide which pandits or kashmiris will come n stay there ? no doubt u n ur cult is creating mayhem in europe n globalyl the islamic terrorism is creating issues … hence you get killed by your own en masse

        • khalid

          I am not a jihadi…i dont support an islamic country. But u can not hit the ego of kashmiris..They should be given a referendum to know what they needed. Atleast their happines index being part of india need to be measured through referendum. And it need to be asked why they wanted freedom from India. If they say they are muslims and dont want to be part of India, then its not a valid reason. But if they say the milliotry torture them unnecessarily, then the millitory need to be corrected.

        • Thomas David
  • K SHESHU BABU

    By and large, many questions are unanswered in Kashmir or central India or north east. State terrorism is everywhere. Kashmir is bleeding. So is central India and Manipur and other north east states…. the elitist M is harping on nationalism, patriotism, development ….

    • jameel

      n what r u elitist coward eunuchs doing ? pimping ur women to the separatists ?

  • Instagib

    Dr Aasif, it’s apparent that you choose words and history as it fits your cause but there is more than meets the eye. You have certainly removed certain factions out of the equation and nit pick on our nation which is convenient to blame. Before stating my views on your selectively criticized article, I certainly can comprehend the anguish of the people torn in a war zone.
    It is unfortunate but the sad reality is that Kashmir is a war zone of Pakistan and India being on truce for now. Defending a civilian warzone is probably one of the toughest war scenarios. It leads to huge military losses for defending forces and eventually also earn them hatred from the locals given the nature of war. Despite everyone’s discomfort this a sad reality.

    First of all there is no such thing as India being illegally occupying the Jammu & Kashmir. For ages Kashmir is within India and there is this political agreement of British India from 1947 and also India has cultural heritage in the region and has as much stake as the locals living within it.

    Now the only solution to this vicious cycle is to break it, either by the diplomatic lines under the conditions set by UN resolution 47 or respecting the law of nature i.e ‘survival of the fittest’. Well in both the cases it is Pakistan which is holding the key to peace in the area.
    If Pakistan chooses UN resolution 47, it has to completely evacuate the Pakistan occupied Kashmir(POK) and notify UN peace forces to take over the POK & followed by a consent from India, UN peace forces will replace Indian army in the valley in a phased manner till UN and India are content with complete non interference of Pakistan establishments within the region.
    If it is the law of nature, the strongest and it’s abides will survive. In the law of nature, weak violence always loses infront of overwhelming power. Dont expect roses in response for stones/guns/terrorists, those are clearly not innocents unless you are dumb to believe that they go unscratched when they want to pick up a fight. Having said that, India armed forces have a very good reputation in UN peace keeping forces for their commitment to stick to ethics/protocols in warzones. Pakistan certainly understands that they cannot engage in a direct war and hence engage in a guerrilla warfare- the mujaheddins: the so called ‘innocent sons’ just because they pray 5 times a day? and other Indians as some infidels ? If Pakistan wants peace in the region, all they have to do is either stop sending these so called ‘innocent’ Mujaheddin or stick to UN resolution 47 and the whole world will work in Kashmir for peace. But Pakistan strategy is evident, Kashmir either lives under it’s control or burn it down if it does not. But still Pakistan is not blamed, just because they pray 5 times a day?

  • Sam KBose

    Simple solution. Get out India

    • jameel

      simpel solution ….. get out of this world u jihadi pig …like ur brothers in syria n iraq

      • Sam KBose

        Bloody your Endia will split into peaces then you beggers will realise what you are doing with innocent minorities.

      • Sam KBose

        By the way, Why your ass is getting heated up. your bastard fake id.

  • Ragav Shiva

    Even no country shows Kashmir as a part of india. Both Indians and Pakistani’s have occupied kashmir. divided them. why these countries act like shameless?

    • jameel

      so ? why dont u pimp ur mothers n sisters n daughters to kashmiris to make them feel humans ? u idiotic rascals think

      • Sam KBose

        your mother fucker ,we buy it from india. you are not even allowed to buy land,how can you dare to? Asshole, just lick my dick and hold breath for while.

        • Ashish

          Bose DK