The two occupations

Kashmir and Palestine are two nations with too long a history but too small a geography. A history of mass-historical blunders; of occupation and oppression; of resistance and rebellion; of angst and determination; of hope and despair; of nation and nationhood; and of belief and belongings. A geography whose walls of blood and horror are viewed as an exhibit in a case by outsiders but have no windows to the outside world; an odd conjecture yet fitting for Kashmir and Palestine. What broadly connects the two nations and elucidates their otherwise fairly indifferent marginal existence is their mutual expression of “Resistance against Occupation”. With the Palestinian struggle being recognized the world over, Kashmir remains peevishly in the margins of 18 UN Security Council Resolutions like an abject letter bearing an unknown address.
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