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

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

Is Independent Kashmir Possible?

By Bilal Hussain Unabated curfews, clampdown on all sorts of communications including media gag, and protests in Indian-administered Kashmir is not a new phenomenon, it has been going on since 1947. So far 95 civilians have died, and over 15,000 people have also been injured across the Kashmir valley since July 9th, 2016 after the killing … Continue reading Is Independent Kashmir Possible?

Free Khurram — Human Rights Advocate Detained on Way to UN

Leading human rights defender Khurram Parvez was arrested by Indian authorities on September 16 under the Public Safety Act. This arrest was in the midst of a summer of violence, protests, militarization, and heightened tensions in Kashmir. Parvez is coordinator of the Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS), which promotes human rights and justice in … Continue reading Free Khurram — Human Rights Advocate Detained on Way to UN

Wake Up and Smell Kashmir’s Undying Resistance

By Ather Zia (Originally posted on the Huffington Post) After Burhan Wani, a 22-year-old Hizbul Mujahideen fighter was killed in an encounter with the Indian forces, Kashmir plunged into mourning and rose to respond with a relentless show of resistance. A massive crowd joined Burhan's funeral at Tral, his home district. Every city, town and … Continue reading Wake Up and Smell Kashmir’s Undying Resistance

Understanding the Current Uprising in the Valley of Kashmir

Last week, CKS's Ather Zia presented on "Understanding the Current Uprising in the Valley of Kashmir" at The Kohl House in Greeley, Colorado. This was part of the University of Northern Colorado's Critical Kashmir Studies Workshop Series, in collaboration with the university's Asian Studies program and Asian/Pacific American Student Services Center. Dr. Zia is Assistant Professor … Continue reading Understanding the Current Uprising in the Valley of Kashmir

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

Free Khurram Parvez

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0Mb9etObFk On September 15, leading Kashmiri human rights defender Khurram Parvez was arrested by Indian authorities on his way to a UN Human Rights Council Session in Geneva. Parvez is the coordinator of the Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society Organisations (JKCCS). Many CKS members are actively involved in an international campaign seeking Parvez's release. … Continue reading Free Khurram Parvez

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