Seeing Delhi from Kashmir, at midnight

By Shubh Mathur Neither the pasts nor the futures of South Asia can be contained within the borders of 1947. The question in the South Asian context is not about the feasibility of small independent nations like Kashmir and Nagaland, but whether the behemoth is viable. Militarily and politically speaking, the answer is, possibly yes, … Continue reading Seeing Delhi from Kashmir, at midnight

Kashmir and Pakistan’s Savior Nationalism

By Nosheen Ali “…While India continues with the worst kind of state terrorism to intimidate the Kashmiris into submission, Pakistan keeps on extending its all-out moral, political and diplomatic support to the Kashmiris in their just freedom struggle. The people of occupied Kashmir are once again on the streets, defying curfews and other restrictions following … Continue reading Kashmir and Pakistan’s Savior Nationalism

Kashmir and the Ideology of the Indian Deep State

By John Maerhofer The imperialist project carried out by India in Kashmir is defined by the ideology of the deep state. As it is used in the mainstream, the deep state may refer to state within the state elements which operate to secure and maintain power, depending on the specificities of the historical moment and … Continue reading Kashmir and the Ideology of the Indian Deep State

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

Fluid landscapes, sovereign nature: Conservation and counterinsurgency in Indian-controlled Kashmir

This article analyzes how environmentalism reinscribed violent forms of state sovereignty in the disputed region of Kashmir in the aftermath of a decades-long uprising against Indian rule. After the return of an elected government, six years after its suspension in 1990, environmental restoration legitimized new forms of state and nature making in Kashmir. Nature rather … Continue reading Fluid landscapes, sovereign nature: Conservation and counterinsurgency in Indian-controlled Kashmir

Women in Resistance: Kashmir and Palestine

On International Women's Day (March 8) in 2015, CKS's Ather Zia discussed women's roles in the Kashmiri resistance movement on Dorabji's radio show. This was part of a broader conversation on how women resist occupation in Palestine and Kashmir and the gendered effects of occupation. Zia was interviewed alongside Samia Showman (Palestinian American educator) and … Continue reading Women in Resistance: Kashmir and Palestine

JKCCS releases “People’s Dossier” on Khurram Parvez

JKCCS issued the following statement upon the release of "State versus Khurram Parvez: A People's Dossier." Please click here to download the dossier in pdf format. Today, the 55th day of Khurram Parvez’s unlawful detention, marks the 124th day of continued curfew, restrictions and widespread and systematic State violence against the people of Jammu and … Continue reading JKCCS releases “People’s Dossier” on Khurram Parvez

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