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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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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?

Ramadan Reflections: Why Is The Islamic “Establishment” Silent On Occupied Kashmir’s Plight?

by Jonathan Azaziah

Consider this a Ramadan reflection. There are currently some 750,000+ Indian occupation forces in Kashmir and these “soldiers” routinely dish out wanton violence against the Kashmiri people. A shutdown is being observed in the Vale as we speak after New Delhi’s goons savagely murdered at least 11 Kashmiri youth, most unarmed and some armed, including Kashmiri Resistance leader Sabzar Ahmed Butt, yesterday to mark the first day of Islam’s Holiest Month–a sign of just how vile and hateful these Hindutvadi occupiers are. But how many persons in “The Ummah” are speaking about occupied Kashmir and its plight? How many “moujahideen” are flocking to the Valley for “Jihad”? If “The Ummah” were an olive grove, the equivalent here would be about an olive pit of it gives a damn about Kashmir. And this is what is so baffling. There is an ACTUAL polytheist regime governing India and this goes along with ACTUAL murderous oppression being dished out against ACTUAL Muslims but again, where have the “Islamic” establishment and its head-chopping “heroes” been on the matter? IN LALALAND, THAT’S WHERE. And the reasons why are simple. Continue reading Ramadan Reflections: Why Is The Islamic “Establishment” Silent On Occupied Kashmir’s Plight?

At 69 Brutal, Bloody Years Old Today, India’s Occupation Of Kashmir Must End And End Now

by Jonathan Azaziah

Today is a solemn day and a day of reflection. And simultaneously albeit conversely, today is also a day of rage. Because today is Black Day, that time of year when the people of occupied Kashmir and those with Mouqawamah Consciousness in the Kashmiri Diaspora mark the starting point of the occupation of their ancestral lands by the murderous Indian regime. In 2016, the oppression of the Kashmiri people now enters its 69th year. The agony of this crime against humanity–the least talked about crime against humanity on the face of the planet at that–is not only festering like the pus of an open wound in the hearts of Sunnis, Shi’a and Sufis, but Sikhs, Christians and Pandits (Kashmiri Hindus) too. Continue reading At 69 Brutal, Bloody Years Old Today, India’s Occupation Of Kashmir Must End And End Now

Ugliest Crime Yet Of Indian Army’s Crackdown On Kashmiris: 90 Women Raped In 39 Days

by Jonathan Azaziah

F*** Narendra Modi. F*** the Indian regime. And f*** the Indian occupation army. Since the latest crackdown against the Kashmiri people started on July 9th, AT LEAST 90 women have been raped by New Delhi’s thuggish military. You read that right. AT LEAST 90 women In 39 days. This abominable inhumanity comes in addition to the 80 Kashmiris martyred, the hundreds tortured, the thousands wounded and the thousands more illegally detained under the PSA (Public Safety Act), Section 144 and other Zionist-Orwellian laws. It’s also part and parcel of a policy that the Hindutvadi occupiers have been implementing against the women of Kashmir since 1989. And during these past 27 years, a staggering 10,283 Kashmiri women have been raped by these animals. This is just what’s on file. It’s painful to think how many acts of sexual violence committed by Indian soldiers have actually gone unreported in the Vale. Continue reading Ugliest Crime Yet Of Indian Army’s Crackdown On Kashmiris: 90 Women Raped In 39 Days