The Hurriyat resorts to tokenism
To protest against human-rights abuses in Indian Kashmir, the churlish charlatans have called for a hunger-strike.
“When we take to the streets we are welcomed with bullets. So we have now decided to go for a peaceful hunger strike,” he said. Mirwaiz said all the Hurriyat activists including the members of its executive council and general council would join the hunger strike.[Greater Kashmir]
It is good to see the Hurriyat adopt some respectable non-violent tactics, even if its only for a day.
The tokenism is not that the hunger-strike is only for a day, but hunger strike itself, given the fundamental irreconcilability of non-violent protests and armed struggle. The Hurriyat cannot have it both ways — if its hunger strikes are to be taken seriously, its support for terrorist strikes must stop.