THERE have been so many killings in Kashmir, so many Kashmiri lives lost, that one would have expected the occupation forces, themselves, to have told their political bosses in New Delhi to grant the Kashmiri people what they are asking for, which is not really much, merely the exercise of their inalienable right of self-determination. That this right be exercised through a UN-supervised plebiscite is not just a matter of detail, but is something that India itself conceded to at no less a forum of world opinion than the UN Security Council, and since that solution still represents the only option for a settlement of the dispute between the two nuclear-armed neighbours, Indian intransigence is the only thing in the way of ending the bloodshed in Kashmir. No less than 14 people have been killed in three days in the movement which started on 9 June. Yet it must not be forgotten that this movement, while it is fuelled by the blood of the Kashmiri people, needs the support of Pakistan to continue on to its natural consequence of the freedom of the Kashmiri people. This support was shown in the protest in Islamabad on this issue, showing that Pakistanis feel as concerned about the lives of Kashmiris as do the Kashmiris themselves. This should be a lesson to the rulers in Islamabad that the current policies of appeasing the Indians would not work, and a sign that the concern in the capital is high enough to prevent the government from returning to office again. This should be another signal to the government that it must actively project the Kashmir cause to the international community, because no other government can. When it began, so many decades ago, the Kashmiri freedom struggle was one among a vast number. Now it is virtually the last, and is crying for the attention of the world. If New Delhi is holding on to outdated notions in support of the occupation, there is no reason why the rest of the world should. These deaths, combined with Pakistani support, should be convincing to the world.