Monitoring the Flames of freedom in the Prachanars
Srinagar: The winds of liberty fan Delhi’s banner cold. Let the bells of liberty toll in Indian Occupied Kashmir
2009: On August 15, India’s independence day, Lal Chowk, the nerve centre of Srinagar, was taken over by thousands of people who hoisted the Pakistani flag and wished each other “happy belated independence day”:– Arundhati Roy (Pakistan celebrates independence on August 14)
“Kashmiris chant azadi & Jeevay Jeevay Pakistan in equal numbers and with equal intensity” “There was a green flag on every lamp post, every roof, every bus stop and on the top of chinar trees. A big one fluttered outside the All India Radio building. Road signs were painted over. Rawalpindi they said. Or simply Pakistan” Arundhati Roy on Kashmir
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