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Land In Prison Or Join The Resistance: A Life Of Hardship For The Youth Of Occupied Kashmir

(Editor’s note: Once again we are joined by our brother Saif Ali Budgami for a hard-hitting piece on the struggles of the youth in occupied Kashmir–struggles that not only fail to make the airwaves of the mainstream/corporate media controlled by Global Zionism, but also a large chunk of the alternative press which has failed Kashmiris at best and partaken in silencing them at worst. Our fam Saif’s essential point is that so long as the Hindutvadi regime in New Delhi denies the Kashmiri people their freedom and their independence, the resistance will simply grow stronger and continue. Beyond agreeing with him wholeheartedly, we stand in full Striking Star Solidarity. Azadi for the Vale and Azadi only. Minor corrections made for accuracy. ~ Jonathan “Madd Cold” Azaziah)

by Saif Ali Budgami

The life of young people in Kashmir from childhood to adulthood nowadays centers around prison. The young people on this journey are meeting with probation officers, instead of teachers; they are going to court dates instead of class; they are emerging from their 20s not with degrees in business and science, but with criminal records.

In Kashmir, peaceful protestors are considered as ‘communal’ or ‘anti-national’ and are picked up by paramilitary forces on the streets, beaten and maimed. Moreover, these same paramilitary forces break into houses, shatter windowpanes, harass men and molest women without accountability from the state; it’s never taken into consideration that security means to protect civilians, not to beat or harass them.

State violence is not new. In 2008-09-10 more than 120 young people were killed after the controversial Amarnath land row, and more than 110 were killed after Burhan Wani’s martyrdom in July 2016, when marchers were fired upon by the Indian occupation army, leading to the deaths and injuries of many. Since then, this cycle of violence has been unstoppable.

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Hindutvadi India’s Terrorism And Ultra-Nationalist Violence Are Forcing Kashmiris To Take Up Arms

(Editor’s note: A heartrending piece by our Kashmiri brother Saif Ali Budgami, who is appearing here on Mouqawamah Music again after his brilliant essay ‘When Kashmir Was Sold By The Oppressors For A Paltry Gain’ was among the week’s most viewed articles. Here, Saif documents the rise of Hindutvadi abuses against Kashmiris inside and outside the Vale and answers the question routinely asked about why Kashmiris take up arms with a simple yet even more poignant question, “How would you feel if it was you?” Powerful work which will pave the way for true understanding of Kashmiri rage and allow us to increase our Striking Star Solidarity with the people of the Valley to higher, more efficient levels. Minor edits were made for accuracy. ~ Jonathan “Madd Cold” Azaziah)

by Saif Ali Budgami

Salaam dear readers. Don’t get frustrated. Be sure that this is actually all about Kashmir and the injustices that are all done in Kashmir. Let’s go together to see what’s happening inside Paradise Kashmir. You may not believe it, but you definitely should. Because the horrors we experience are all true. And yes! It has been happening for decades.

The journey starts as crimes against Kashmiri people outside Kashmir are rising day by day. People, who had left their homes to adjust to a so-called peaceful environment, either to make their careers or to uplift their lifestyle and earn their daily livelihood. The students who went for studies have been mercilessly thrashed and driven out of their homes, colleges and universities. The property of businessmen has been looted, destroyed and vandalized and they too have been kicked out of their homes. Nowhere, but in the world’s so-called largest democracy.

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When Kashmir Was Sold By The Oppressors For A Paltry Gain

(Editor’s note: As we did two weeks ago with our brother Mohammad Umms Rafiq’s piece about Yemen through the eyes of a Kashmiri, we once again are sharing a piece from our fam in occupied Kashmir–an insightful look into a history rarely discussed but one that is as important as ANYTHING you will read on a matter that should be near and dear to all in the Ummah… As Kashmir is as precious to us any other oppressed land and then some. Almost a decade ago, Mouqawamah Music’s sister site Mask of Zion published an essay dealing with the Rothschild-financed British regime’s sale of Kashmir to the Dogra oppressors in 1846 (among other issues, including the Indian-‘Israeli’ relationship). Akhi Saif Ali Budgami goes even further and delves even deeper into this dark, UK-instigated oppression. We’re delighted and honored that he shared this with us and even more delighted and honored to publish it. Minor edits were made for accuracy. Death to the colonialist British regime. Death to Hindutvadi Indian terrorism. Long live the steadfast Kashmiri people. ~ Jonathan “Madd Cold” Azaziah)

by Saif Ali Budgami

How Did Kashmir Become Jammu & Kashmir?

How should I start? How can I say? Whom should I say? Is anybody listening? Yes! You need to listen at least once in a lifetime. People call it by many names. Tourists call it “Paradise On Earth”; environmentalists call it “The Switzerland of India”; historians named it “Peer Vaer (The Valley of Saints)”; and many more. Though all these names suit and depict the Valley structurally and intellectually, most of its residents love to call it and depict it practically. Yes! We call it “Mazloom Kashmir (Oppressed Kashmir)”!

From 1846 to 1947, the Dogra dynasty ruled Kashmir. During this period, two main treaties took place (Treaty of Lahore and Treaty of Amritsar). These are really necessary to understand the background of the Kashmiri cause. It was 16th, March 1846, a day of complete relaxation for the British and a luxurious day for the Dogra rulers. But it is still among the darkest days and an ugly scar on the face of human race. When the British defeated Sikhs and annexed Punjab, the British sold the whole of Kashmir to Maharaja Gulab Singh of Jammu for only 75 lakhs ‘NanakShahi’ under a treaty called “The Treaty of Amritsar”. Through the Treaty of Amritsar, between the British Empire, which had stolen the Kashmiri Valley, Ladakh and Gilgit Baltistan from the earlier Sikh rule, and Gulab Singh, a Dogra from Jammu who subsequently initiated the Dogra dynasty which ruled Jammu and Kashmir as a princely state of British India for the next century until 1947.

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A Kashmiri Perspective: Can You Hear Me? I Am Yemen!

(Editor’s note: One of the original goals of Mouqawamah Music was to open up a space for Resistance-minded writers from all over the world, especially where Empire Zionica is dishing out the worst forms of oppression, so they can speak unfiltered and further unite the peoples and struggles challenging hegemony. This sad yet beautiful piece by Kashmiri activist and commentator Mohammad Umms Rafiq, who is also an MBBS student studying in the Islamic Republic of Iran at the Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, encapsulates this idea entirely. May the Kashmiri people achieve Azadi from their Indian terrorist occupiers and may the ever-resilient people of Yemen see salaam in their homeland in 2019, after four years of Zio-carnage. Small edits were made for accuracy. We say Striking Star Salute to brother Mohammad for sharing his perspective with us. ~ Jonathan “Madd Cold” Azaziah)

by Mohammad Umms Rafiq

Children’s Day is celebrated every year on the birthday anniversary of first Indian Prime Minister and leader of Indian Freedom movement, because of his love and special attachment with children.

I am not going to criticize anyone here, but I will just try to highlight those things which have left everyone especially children in isolation, bloodshed, inhumanity, hatred, fear and depression.

For the sake of power, children are being used, their future is being sacrificed for worldly gains by insane people with tyrannical hearts.

Revenge is another terminology used by these heartless, cruel people which they impose on innocent hearts from early childhood in the modern era.

Children are dependent on the care, love, empathy and attention of adults who love them but their attachments are frequently disrupted in times of war, due to loss of parents and use of brutal force on their families by oppressors. Emotional unavailability of distracted or depressed parents leaves these innocent souls in complete despair and hopelessness. Most of the children are “unaccompanied children” in this war game because of the loss of adults (meant for the protection and care of children). As a result, we can see “refugee-like situations” in every warzone and battlefield.

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‘Israeli’-Backed Hindu Supremacist Thug Modi Sees His Bollywood War Theater Against Pakistan Blow Up In His Face

by Jonathan Azaziah

Pakistan Zindabad! Death to the cow-piss-drinking terrorists of the Hindutvadi regime!

No seriously, the consumption of bovine urine in India is a massive industry, with the Modi government spending nearly 100 million dollars on industries that make “health” products from cow waste. It’s a more enormous business than selling milk. Hindu extremism at its most disgusting.

And with equal seriousness, we say that Modi the Murderer, also known as Modi the Maniac, should now be known as Modi the Misfit too. Because he launched an aggression against Pakistan in hopes of boosting his popularity in the lead-up to India’s imminent elections, but instead watched the entire Bollywood War Theater blow up in his face. His first attack on the Pakistani town of Jaba, about 100 km north of Islamabad, was said to have killed 300-400 some odd “terrorists”. Turns out no “terrorists” were hit. Nor were any actual, physical human beings. It was a glorious victory for “Akhand Bharat” [Hindutva’s faux, bigoted conceptualization of “Undivided India”] over Pakistan’s… Pine trees. And rocks. Hospital officials and Jaba residents confirmed there wasn’t a single casualty. Yeah. Militarily speaking, it gets no lamer. Pakistan’s Air Force responded proportionately with half a dozen raids on Indian military positions inside occupied Kashmir, landing precise and causing massive damage. India hit back, directly engaging Pakistan’s aces in aerial combat above the Vale’s skies–a foolish, FOOLISH maneuver. Two Hindutvadi regime warplanes were shot down and Pakistan captured a pilot following its decisive thrashing of the invaders.

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Global Solidarity Freed African-American Shi’a Muslim Revolutionary Journalist Marzieh Hashemi

by Jonathan Azaziah

Allahu Akbar! Marzieh Hashemi is free!

After 11 days in a US ZOG dungeon, including the last several in solitary confinement, the African-American Shi’a Muslim revolutionary journalist and Press TV anchor has been released from FBI custody. Using FARA and an Orwellian “material witness” legal precedent, Zionists inside the American regime as well as outside in their think tank networks, sought to impose their will on the Nawlins Nebula who was known as Melanie Franklin before she accepted Islam. Needless to say… And once more we shout “Allahu Akbar!” loudly and proudly… What the Zionists attempted to do failed. Despite their Islamophobic abuse of Marzieh and insidious ability to largely keep her suffering out of the public eye, never once did the Khomeiniist firebrand think about adopting any other stance than the Husseini-Zaynabi position against oppression that has endured for nearly 14 centuries.

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While India’s Modi Tweets About Imam Hussein (A.S.), His Occupation Army Brutalizes Ashoura Processions In Kashmir

by Jonathan Azaziah

Something straight out of the Twilight Zone happened last week. Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi tweeted the following at 5:23 am on September 14th, “Imam Husain (SA) sacrificed himself instead of accepting injustice. He was unwavering in his desire for peace and justice. His teachings are as relevant today as they were centuries ago.” Now… As you read that once and then read it again… Do remember that this is the same Modi who oversaw the butchery of thousands of Muslims in Gujarat; the same Modi who expanded ties with the usurping Zionist entity to unprecedented levels; the same Modi who also increased relations with the House of Saud, which is slaughtering Muslims directly in Yemen and by proxy across our region; and the same Modi who has given the green light to the wanton violence dished out against Muslims over the last several years by the Hindutvadi radicals of the BJP, VHP and RSS.

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Muharram From Occupied Kashmir: The Way Of Imam Hussein (A.S.) Is The Way To Azadi

by Jonathan Azaziah

We mourn this month for Imam Hussein and the Karbala 72, the peace, blessings and mercy of ALLAH (SWT) be upon them for eternity, recalling tragic heroes like Abdullah ibn Omayr Abou Wahab al-Kalbi, the Christian-turned-Muslim who was dismembered and beheaded after single-handedly killing dozens of Yazid’s (L.A.) mercenaries; Habib ibn Madhahir al-Assadi, the elderly warrior who led the Imam’s (A.S.) left flank and stayed by his side until martyrdom; Zuhayr ibn Qayn al-Bajali, a man who at first didn’t even want to speak to Aba Abdallah (A.S.), then wound up one of his fiercest defenders and the leader of his left flank as he divorced his own wife to fight with him on the Iraqi plains before being speared to death by Shimr’s (L.A.) savages; and many, many others. Continue reading Muharram From Occupied Kashmir: The Way Of Imam Hussein (A.S.) Is The Way To Azadi

Modi and Hindutva Want To Repeal Article 35A And Start Ethnic-Communal Cleansing In Occupied Kashmir

by Jonathan Azaziah

Modi the Murderer has really done it this time. He’s on a mission to get Article 35A of the Indian Constitution – which empowers Kashmir to define who is and isn’t a permanent resident and also provides special rights and privileges to those permanent residents – repealed. Of all his crimes, aggressions and acts of corruption, this very well might be the very worst of them as what will come next if the revocation goes through is a truly and immensely horrifying thought. Since the Babri Masjid was demolished by VHP, BJP and RSS fanatics with RAW and Mossad assistance on December 6th, 1992, Hindutva-pushing extremists across the Indian state have been gaining more and more influence. The kar sevaks of Hindutva have long sought to establish Hindu settlements on the banks of the Indus River and push Muslims and other non-Hindus out wherever they find them. The Hindu supremacists within the Indian Army have two strategic doctrines – Cold Start and Kurukshetra – centered around implementing ethnic-communal cleansing in Kashmir. All of Kashmir. Not just that which is Indian-occupied but Azad Kashmir in Pakistan too. And with Modi the Mongrel at the helm now, this Hindutvadi “activism” has peaked as it has taken the highest office in the land. Continue reading Modi and Hindutva Want To Repeal Article 35A And Start Ethnic-Communal Cleansing In Occupied Kashmir

Did You Know Imam Khamenei and Sayyed Abbas Moussawi (R.A.) Visited Occupied Kashmir And Cosigned Its Struggle?

by Jonathan Azaziah

Did you know that Imam Khamenei and martyred Hizbullah Secretary-General Sayyed Abbas Moussawi (R.A.) both visited occupied Kashmir in the 1980s? The second chief of the Lebanese Islamic Resistance traveled to the Bleeding Paradise to offer his solidarity and support to Kashmiri fighters and protesters brutalized by the Hindutvadi occupation army. He prayed in Sunni mosques, Shi’a mosques and Sufi mosques and told all of the moujahideen and shabab that Hizbullah was with them. Pictures of the fiery Resistance pioneer are routinely seen at Kashmiri Azadi demonstrations to this day and much of the armed resistance draws its inspiration from Lebanon’s liberators. It is also a matter of intense speculation – partly because of the murderous Indian regime’s propaganda and partly due to the almost-mythical, righteous stature of the Party in which both enemies and admirers think it is everywhere and nowhere at once – as to whether or not he provided arms and know-how to the Vale’s revolutionary activists. Perhaps we’ll never know. Continue reading Did You Know Imam Khamenei and Sayyed Abbas Moussawi (R.A.) Visited Occupied Kashmir And Cosigned Its Struggle?