October 27, 2010
Kashmir Not the World's Worst Occupation
Anshul Chaturvedi, Click Lit
Insofar as putting thoughts into words go, I guess I'm not really qualified to take up an issue with Arundhati Roy; she's a globally acknowledged, indeed, acclaimed writer, while I am no more than an inconsequential rarely-read salaried cog in the gigantic wheels of the print media. Having said that, I am very clear that I don't want my share of the accumulated pity that she thinks the nation collectively merits. So, here's my inadequate submission: Arundhati has said that she "spoke about justice for the people of Kashmir who live under one of the most brutal military occupations in the world; for Kashmiri Pandits who live out the tragedy of having been driven out of their homeland; for Dalit soldiers killed in Kashmir whose graves I visited on garbage heaps in their...