An officially staged photo-op involving a dead Kashmiri and a toddler demonstrates another level of depravity in India.
Mirza Waheed is a novelist and journalist. He is the author of the novels The Collaborator, The Book of Gold Leaves and Tell Her Everything.
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In India today, those who torture in Kashmir are held in high esteem.
Pakistan’s political and military elites have been closing their eyes to extremist violence for way too long.
How do we get to a situation where it’s alright for soldiers to go scot-free after committing premeditated murder?
State brutalisation puts the fear of the arbitrary in everyone, gradually making all Kashmiris potential victims.