My #Uber driver Saleem today was an #Indian Gujarati Muslim. We had a good chat and the issue of #Kashmir came up
He became quite emotional and said that he is scared for his family back home as his they survived the "Genocide" in 2002. He believes that its Kashmir's turn now
The Indian Occupation Forces have even denied them their right to observe their religious practices, including Eid ul Azha.
As the world shows solidarity for victims of violence based on religion & belief, it must also move to prevent an impending genocide of Kashmiris in IOK.
Today, on the 1st International Day for Victims of Violence based on Religion or Belief, we call attention to the plight of millions of Kashmiris living under brutal Indian Occupation, abuse & violence, deprived of all fundamental rights & freedoms.
It's been 17 days since the government of India blocked telecommunication, mobile and Internet services in Kashmir. It's mentally and emotionally exhausting to not being able to speak to your parents, siblings, to those whom you love and care for. It's torture.