Kanjwal contributes to Al Jazeera discussion on 2016 protests

Critical Kashmir Studies' Hafsa Kanjwal recently spoke with Al Jazeera in a discussion about the heightened tensions in Kashmir in August 2016. People throughout Kashmir came out in protest in response to Indian soldiers' killing of a prominent Kashmiri separatist, Burhan Wani, in July. Police quickly responded with a strict curfew. More than 50 were killed … Continue reading Kanjwal contributes to Al Jazeera discussion on 2016 protests

India! This is Your Democracy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMcxy3RXUgo Kashmir is witnessing yet another summer of violence and mayhem at the hands of the Indian occupying forces. An entire population is being punished for demanding freedom. Performed by Nilofar, this spoken word is dedicated to the victims of the most recent uprising. Given that the international community has ignored the plight of Kashmiris, we … Continue reading India! This is Your Democracy

Kashmir Scholars Action Group Letter to the UN High Commission for Human Rights on the Situation in Jammu&Kashmir: KSAG

To Mr. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Re: Urgent action needed to end state violence in Indian-controlled Kashmir We are writing to you to express our concern about the situation in Indian-controlled Kashmir where the already subjected population is currently living in a state of siege due to the massive … Continue reading Kashmir Scholars Action Group Letter to the UN High Commission for Human Rights on the Situation in Jammu&Kashmir: KSAG

The Fight to Free Kashmir Requires Your Solidarity

By Hafsa Kanjwal (Originally posted on Alternet) In the past week, a fresh wave of violence in Indian-held Kashmir has left 36 (and counting) people dead and over 1,500 injured, including women and children. Over 100 youth have been hit in the eye by pellet ammunition used by security forces, many of whom will be … Continue reading The Fight to Free Kashmir Requires Your Solidarity

Kashmir, Islamophobia and Liberalism in India

Hafsa Kanjwal (Originally Published in Kindle Magazine)   Kashmir remains a blind spot for the Indian Left. Class, inequality, and Hindutva are topics the Left are happy to discuss, but when it comes to Kashmir, a curious mix of Islamophobia, amnesia and pure neglect has come to define the liberal Left’s engagement with one of … Continue reading Kashmir, Islamophobia and Liberalism in India

Concerned Kashmir Scholars on Current Crisis at JNU

Following last week’s protests at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi, solidarity for beleaguered students facing an unprecedented crackdown from the Indian government has come from all parts of India and around the world. Here, a group of women scholars and activists of Kashmir assert the need to re-center the Kashmiri right to self-determination in … Continue reading Concerned Kashmir Scholars on Current Crisis at JNU