Kashmiri Youth Activist Muhammad Faysal joins me this episode to talk about Kashmir. Faysal does an amazing job dissecting the root of the Kashmiri struggle. Despite Kashmir being one of the most militarized areas in the world, they are a people of extremely high hope, dedication, faith and will power. I hope you benefit as much as I did from this episode. You can see more of Faysal’s work by visiting his website.
You can also follow him on Twitter @_Faysal
About Muhammad Faysal
“I am a child of the conflict. A youth of a revolution. Born in a curfew, in a snowstorm. Heard bullets for Mozart and ran for my life not medals. Played hide and seek in the ruins of homes. Played cricket in a graveyard, with a tombstone as the wicket. Tried to play football but got caught in barbed wire.
Felt my rage at best friend’s death, and my heart broke when he was buried. Heard a mother singing a lullaby to her dead son. Felt tears running short of the supply.
Felt hope, seeing a boy going to school after getting maimed. Saw the dawn of freedom, when the poets weaved the future. Learnt history at the dastarkhwaan and Wani Pyanj.
For Justice and For Peace. Love from the Forgotten Land.”*
Some Topics Mentioned in this Episode
- The Core Dispute (1947)
- 3 Top Documentary Films to watch on Kashmir
- AFSPA (Indian Law)
- Public Safety Act
- The World’s Most Militarized Region
- What is “Black Day”?
- Most Credible NewsPaper in Kashmir
- The Parallel Post
- The Vox Kashmir
- Bloodied Rivers