Kashmiri leader Syed Ali Geelani has shown that the Kashmiri freedom struggle is part of the general struggle for freedom by the Muslim world. Ali Geelani , in an interview, has complained that while the Kashmiri freedom struggle has parallels with the revolutions in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya, it was not given the same media attention in the West. He did not mention it, but this is because the West continues to be fascinated by the prospects of India as a huge market, and also as the worlds most populous democracy, and thus does not see its flaws, even though these are very obvious, and which include Kashmir. Kashmir is the issue on which India almost immediately after its independence, went into violation with UN Security Council Resolutions, and remains non-compliant with them. Syed Ali Geelani also regretted that the Egyptian Army facilitated its people, while Kashmiris were still engaged in a struggle against occupation. Kashmir remains in illegal occupation of India, and the struggle against these occupying forces is qualitatively different from that by the Arab peoples against their rulers. It is therefore significant that Mr Geelani also expressed the need for the movement in Kashmir to set its targets. A logical target is the exercise of that right of self-determination denied to the Kashmiri people since 1947, first by the Maharaja of Kashmir, and then by India itself, and for which the best means is the UN-supervised plebiscite which India itself had accepted. However, before that goal is achieved, the Kashmiri struggle for self-determination must achieve international recognition. To this end, Pakistan has a vital role to play. Its moral and diplomatic support includes its missions abroad making the world aware of what India is doing to maintain its occupation. It is to be hoped that the current turmoil in the Arab world will mean regimes which are more enthusiastic about the Kashmir cause, and more focused on exposing the machinations of the Indian and Zionist lobbies. Arab states should be aware that India and the Zionist entity are both American surrogates in their respective regions, and should spread this awareness worldwide through their diplomatic missions. If Mr Geelani finds commonalities between his cause and the Arabs, the least they can do is return the favour. It is also striking that the Arab countries have won the attention of the leader of an ongoing revolutionary struggle because his cause and theirs have two glaring commonalities: both are Muslim, and both want self-determination.