It appears what holds India together is ?blackmail‘ by the caste Hindus of Muslims

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It appears what holds India together is ‗blackmail‘ by the caste Hindus of Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, low castes and the outcastes. The wave of resistance in Kashmir led by young people armed with nothing more than stones has number similarities with intifada in Palestine. Intifada has political objectives which it is seeking to achieve by non-violent political means. That it has not attracted world attention like the siege of Gaza, it is primarily because the world does not know the situation in Kashmir and that it is also under siege much tighter than the West Bank. Asad Sufi writes: The movement in Kashmir is reviled in India and the West as ‗Islamist and terrorist‘. They have to be able to show and demonstrate that it is a movement against ‗Injustice, Betrayal, and Violation of International law‘

LISA has been consistent in its support for the oppressed people of South Asia be they Kashmiris, Sikhs, Dalit, Naxalites, Adivasis, Muslims and those who are classified as low castes  by the Brahmins of India. A resolution of the problem that acknowledges the aspirations of its people in conformity with the internationally recognized principles of human dignity and human rights is in the larger interest of all. LISA supports and sustains the idea of India as a multicultural, multiethnic and democracy in its true spirit. But unfortunately under the mask of democracy and secularism, Indian regimes dominated by politicians from the Hindi heartland— Hindutva have been using brutal force ruthlessly against any move to free Assam, Kashmir, Khalistan, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tamil Nadu and Tripura where wars of independence are alive in one or the other form. India and the world have to see this reality for the ultimate good of India itself and peace in South Asia.

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