7 responses to “Democracy, not a "daemon-cracy"”

  1. another kashmiri blogger

    I find it highly amusing that you wish to do your share of “rona dhona”.

    Go ahead and enjoy the stay. However, do your share of reading… The fake encounters, the murders that have become a part of kashmiri life (that you conveniently ran away from) are something that you would never understand…

    You don’t understand. and just coz u dont see it, you ‘think’ it cant be true.

    a lot of things that you dont see actually happen.

  2. another kashmiri blogger

    so what you are implying is this…

    you could die anywhere. people die anywhere.

    one can die while driving, eating, sleeping or whatever.

    so there is no point making noise if people are being systematically killed. They could have died anyways.

    some logic there!

  3. another kashmiri blogger

    FYI:

    “As the conflict in Kashmir enters its fourth year, central and state authorities have done little to stop the widespread practice of rape by Indian security forces in Kashmir. Indeed, when confronted with the evidence of rape, time and again the authorities have attempted to impugn the integrity of the witnesses, discredit the testimony of physicians or simply deny the charges everything except order a full inquiry and prosecute those responsible for rape”.

    (Asia Watch and Physicians for Human Rights, May 09, 1993)

    (On February 23, 1991), at least 23 women were reportedly raped in their homes at gunpoint (at Kunan Poshpora in Kashmir). Some are said to have been gang-raped, others to have been raped in front of their children … The youngest victim was a girl of 13 named Misra, the oldest victim, named Jana, was aged 80.”

    (Amnesty International, March 1992)

    “Subjugated, humiliated, tortured and killed by the 650,000-strong Indian army, the people of Kashmir have been living through sheer hell for more than a year, the result of an increasingly brutal campaign of state repression.. India hides behind its carefully-crafted image of “non-violence” and presents itself in international forums as a model of democracy and Pluralism. Yet , it is unable to stand up the scrutiny of even its admirers. All journalists, especially television crews, were expelled from the Valley. with no intrusive cameras to record the brutalities of the Indian forces, the world has been kept largely in the dark.”

    (The Toronto Star, January 25, 1991)

    “Young girls were now being raped systematically by entire (Indian) army units rather than by a single soldier as before. Girls are taken to soldier’s camps and held naked in their tents for days on end. Many never return home….Women are strung up naked from trees and their breast lacerated with knives, as the (Indian) soldiers tell them that their breast will never give milk again to a newborn militant. Women are raped in front of their husbands and children, or paraded naked through villages and beaten on the breasts.”
    (The Independent, September 18, 1990)

  4. little indian

    Hi, I found your link from your response to that letter on http://wcnctrips.blogspot.com/2007/06/letter.html.

    I have found many blogsites that have been trying to portray Indian media as biased “blind” and biased about the Kashmir issue. That isn’t unexpected.

    What is unexpected and alarming, was those Mumbai university students believing the propaganda and write, with no obvious knowledge of the conflict, nor an insight into the consequences so called “azadi” will have on the ethnic minorities in Kashmir.

    I am fed up of the blogs that blames only the Indian forces for the human rights resources, and keep silent about the atrocities committed by islamic militants since october 1948.

    I wrote on this issue, from my own perspective, and was surprised to get hostile response from a couple of those Indian students.

    If we, the ordinary indians, are guilty of anything, it is not ignorance nor illusion, but being complacent to such propaganda; and living in the west, I feel these propagandas are winning.

    I am not a Kashmiri, my knowledge of the Kashmir situation has been based on my readings from multiple resources.

    I would be interested to read your blogs on this issue, and what is more important, the world need to hear the voice of the non-muslim inhabitants, who are also, and the original, Kashmiris.

    Best wishes.

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