The long-lasting support of Turkey, Iran, Qatar and many others to the Palestinian people gives hope and confidence to the International Community. The recent upheavals of protests against Trump’s recognition across the world sustain the vigor of resistance and liberation of Palestine. As Hamid Dabashi argues “irrespective of being Muslim, for Palestinians at large, Haram al-Sharif (Al Aqsa) is also the symbolic summation of their homeland”.
Israel is surrounded by the Palestinians (among them 5 million UNRWA Palestine refugees in Gaza, the West Bank, Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan) it drove out of Palestine to establish the Apartheid settler colonial Jewish state there. These people are mostly, but not exclusively, Muslim in religion. They are the indigenous people of Palestine, Arab in culture, the true owners of the land.
Hadiya case and the way the state apparatus has handled it so far shows how much islamophobia is institutionalized and how widely young women are infantilized. She has a freedom to choose her religion why can’t that be respected?
A Scholar who had published three research papers in reputed journals, willing to work and having aspirations to up-bring his family and community, was forced to commit suicide on 24th-Nov-2013, due to the strategic systemic negligence from the part of ACRHEM and University of Hyderabad Administration. The death of Madari Venkatesh is not a ‘personal’ problem, rather is the consequence of structural and institutional discrimination, and systematic exercise of exclusionary practices.
For Hadiya to depose freely and truthfully before the Supreme Court on November 27, it is imperative that she is first freed from the hostile and coercive circumstances of parental custody and be fully at liberty.
The RSS/BJP has sent in its stooges to de-legitimise Hadiya’s own video recorded narrative that she is being tortured by her parents of that she might be killed by her Father.
It is imperative that we connect JNU to the larger patters of anti-Muslim acts of hatred and slaughter that the country is now witnessing on an everyday basis
The politics of false equivalencies will kill us, will leave us even more at the mercy of this violent nation-state than ever before.
Why one of the most ruthlessly violent organization in the whole subcontinent operating even before its formation as a nation which also now runs the entire show escape the condemnation it deserves being equated with an assertive muslim organization? What disease infected the kerala public sphere and almost all alternative spheres will adequately explain this phenomenon?
My resistance comes from years of experience of oppression, of myself, my mother and her mother. During these long years we fought back, inch by inch, foot by foot, in the hope of covering miles. We were fighters, fighting against a system determined to keep us as victims.