Tomorrow is the 58th day of Kashmir lock-down. For fifty-eight days, while the government claims all is normal in Kashmir, the 8 million people of Kashmir live under constant curfew, without access to modes of communication or information.
Tomorrow is also Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary. Learning from Gandhi's chosen mode of protest against British imperialism, some of us who wish to register our protest with the draconian government are planning a Cyber Satyagrah.
The purpose of the Cyber Satyagrah is dual: one, to let the government know we are on protest; two, to learn from a personal lived experience what it means to be under lock-down. We hope, the second will create empathy for the conditions into which the people of Kashmir have been thrust for the last 58 days.
On October 2, 2019, we have decided to go off all modes of communication - Phone, Internet, TV, Radio, etc - for 12 hours from 10 am to 10 pm.
You are welcome to participate.
A request, if you participate in the satyagraha or break the satyagraha out of some compulsion please write your experience of the lock-down period the next day and share it widely.
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