Palestinians were forcibly removed, massacred, and ethnically cleansed out of what makes up most of modern Israel today. They continue to live under Israeli oppression, with no control over their borders, water supply, radio space, air space, and continue to face mass punishment for the last several decades.
Kashmiri Pandits were forcibly removed, massacred, and ethnically cleansed out of many parts of Kashmir where they had lived for many generations before. Injustices done against them should not be used to justify oppression and anti-democratic practices against the entire Kashmiri population.
Injustices were done against both groups, Palestinians and Kashmiri Pandits, at a massive scale.
Both Palestinians and Kashmiri Pandits have the right to return and go back to the homes that were violently taken away from them.
If you support right of return of Palestinians, but not Kashmiri Pandits, you are a hypocrite.
If you support right of return of Kashmiri Pandits, but not Palestinians, you are a hypocrite.
Both groups of oppressed people were kicked out by religious extremists – one driven by extreme Jewish/Christian ideology, and the other driven by extreme Muslim ideology. Now yet another religious extremist, Hindutva ideology, is further being used to oppress Kashmiris.
Peace and justice is only possible without oppression. Start with rights of return of all the oppressed people – starting with Palestinians and Kashmiri Pandits.