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I inter­viewed Khur­ram Parvez in Sri­na­gar, Kash­mir in Feb­ru­ary 2011. When I returned to India that Sep­tem­ber to fol­low up on report­ing on the mass graves in Kash­mir, I was denied entry by the Indi­an gov­ern­ment. I’ve been banned from India ever since. Sad­ly, this inter­view is still rel­e­vant. Since August 2019 the Hin­du nation­al­ist régime rul­ing India has imposed even harsh­er con­di­tions on Kash­miris and elim­i­nat­ed what lit­tle auton­o­my they had. This sto­ry needs to be told. But the G20 won’t hear it. Its tourism offi­cials are vis­it­ing Kash­mir in late May in what will be an orches­trat­ed pho­to-op extolling the valley’s nat­ur­al beau­ties and com­par­ing Kash­mir to par­adise. Kash­mir is off the media radar screen. India has care­ful­ly con­trolled the narrative.