india’s Independence Day Circus in indian-Occupied Kashmir

CRPF rally held in Occupied Kashmir (photo: Bilal Bahadur KL)

Every year, the indian government plans grand Independence Day celebrations in occupied Kashmir in an attempt to enforce its nationalism on the people and display false propaganda of Kashmiri’s celebrating indian independence for indian and international audiences.

Last year, amidst strict curbs on any kind on civilian movement, city centers were lit up in the colours of the indian flag. But this year, the settler-colonial state has already set an even more authoritarian style of celebrations into motion. Here is a summary of what is being done and what has been planned:

(photo: Zaen Koori Free Press Kashmir)
(photo: Bilal Bahadur KL)
(photo: Bilal Bahadur KL)

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SWK is a Kashmiri diaspora-led international solidarity movement that seeks to end the Indian occupation and support the right to self-determination.