Kashmir is a land invaded by foreigners from Pakistan and elsewhere. Since the invasion, it wants autonomy and a religious state to be established. I firmly oppose this.
Palestine is a land invaded by foreigners who "claim" their ancestors owned the land. Since the invasion, it has established a religious state and persecutes those not of the same religion or ethnicity. I firmly oppose this.
I oppose both for the same reason. The same principle, that a religious majority of a region does not have the right to persecute indigenous minorities left there after the invasion.
The answer to correct action is to be principled and not side with one religion against the other(s).
The Republican response is to side AGAINST Muslims (in theory). So Israel gets massive funding, and now India will.
The BJP people often side against the Muslims in the same way and have this idealized view of Israel.
The Democratic response is to side WITH Muslims. So Netanyahu rightly gets called down, but Modi also gets demonized.
Both approaches are ethically wrong.
Modi gets depicted as a savage Hindu, and Western pseudo-intellectuals have difficulty associating their yoga regimen with the Hinduism it is derived from. How dare he call Islamic terrorists what they are!
Americans too often fall for the portrayal that "majority Hindus" are discriminating against "minority Muslims." In Kashmir, the Hindus were run out or killed to create a Muslim majority by confiscating their land as Israelis do with "settlements." The majority Muslims are persecuting the minority Hindus there.
Israelis like Netanyahu are terrorists in coats and ties. The are no better then the "raghead" stereotyped terrorists on the other side. They hide behind a pseudo-legitimate theocracy and air strikes with U.S. bombs instead of terrorist makeshift rockets.
It's time the plight of the Kashmiri Hindus and the Palestinians BOTH be recognized as organized religious apartheid and persecution.
What needs to be done is for the terrorist invaders who aim to set up ethnic and religious apartheid, of Muslims and Christians in Israel, and of Hindu, Sikhs, and Buddhists in Kashmir, to be condemned for their invasion and resulting persecution of those "conquered" by the theft of the land.
Until we act upon principle over religious bigotry, until we give up idiotic "pro-Muslim" or "anti-Muslim" stances, we Americans will continue to have an evil foreign policy that supports religious dictatorships over REAL minority rights.