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As India’s repression in Kashmir grew and all forms of pro-freedom voices were choked, organized armed resistance against Indian occupation took shape. Under international law, resistance and even armed struggle against a colonial occupation force are recognized and permitted. Resolution 3314 of the UNGA prohibited states from “any military occupation, however temporary”. The resolution went on to affirm the right “to self-determination, freedom, and independence of peoples forcibly deprived of that right, particularly peoples under colonial and racist regimes or other forms of alien domination”. It also noted the right of the occupied to “struggle … and to seek and receive support” in that effort.

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