Today it's #HumanRightsDay & we celebrate the 71th birthday of #internationaldeclarationofhumanrights
In the same time, #Kashmir commemorate as many years under occupation by India. When lifting Human Rights to the skies, it's important to not forget our failure to demand it applied on the ground, for all people.
Some words about Kashmir, which to paraphrase one of my best friends-"without doubt must be the most forgotten & least highlighted cause": The landscape of Kashmir is as beautiful as cut straight from a fairytale haven, but the whole area is also highly militarized, with one military personnel per 12 Kashmiris. The Indian occupation is digging under the skin of people & it leaves scars deep as craters.
70-95.000 people have been killed since 1989. Thousands of mass-graves have been found & more than 10.000 people are reported as missing without a trace. Many thousand women have been raped or even massraped & crackdowns where people are snatched on the streets or in homes is a commonly used tactic.
At least 120.000 Kashmiri children are orphaned & left with the wounds & of course an uncertain future.
Pellet guns are used against protesters & others unfortunate to be in the target line. At least 1500 people have been blinded by pellets & many thousand have been injured. India is also using #PSA, which means detaining people without proper trial or verdict & without any knowledge of when they will be 'free' again.
Because free is of course a mirage under these conditions. Free is rather a longing buried under 70 Years of occupation & a need hidden beneath the world's broken promises & silence. This silence needs to be challenged, & the voices calling for Freedom & Justice, by a people having lived under oppression for decades, need to be heard & amplified. Especially in times when these voices are threatened & muzzled.
The human rights declaration is said to be universal, equally valid for all humans, but it's hard to call it valid when millions of Kashmiris don't have the slightest grain of justice!
The day we can really celebrate this beautiful set of rules, is the day when it's not only spoken about, but fully implemented for each one of us.
I pulled this zard live here on Instagram along with a bunch of other packs it was a great time. The packs came from a base set box I won for $30 in a Wraffle from @legendary_cardz with only one spot. I decided to open some of the packs and I couldn’t believe it ! Hoping this fiery friend can get a 10! 🔥🔥🔥 *NOT FOR SALE
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IT AIN'T WORTH IT Y'ALL. My car was totaled yesterday when I was driving straight on a busy street and the other driver tried to cross 6-8 lanes from residential across the busy intersection and we hit. Front to front.
IT AIN'T WORTH IT FOR REAL! Just turn right, switch over to left lanes, then turn left to the street you need to get on. I've seen mad accidents happen right in front of me. Yesterday I was in it.
It was fuckin terrifying to feel trapped and see smoke from the airbags and car. I panicked, grabbed my phone, prayed that my door would open. And it did.
I have a potential fracture in my right hand and bruising, abrasions, muscle stiffness. THANK GOD I had a 3" ovarian cyst removed 7 months ago. If I had waited, the cyst could've burst from the impact. I'm SO THANKFUL for my very special friend who was with me in the ER all day and night. You know who you are 👨🏻💜❤️💓. You legit an angel sent from God 🙏🏼. #psa#driving#cars#motorsport#angel#friendship#korean#rapper#artist