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Fighting for Human Rights in Kashmir
November 14 @ 7:00 pmfree
Abstract: Kashmir has been claimed by both India and Pakistan since the end of British colonial rule in 1947. In August 2019, shortly after winning re-election, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi revoked Article 370, which guaranteed a special status for the Indian-administered part of Kashmir. India then divided the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two new territories that are directly ruled from the federal capital, Delhi. The Indian government has drastically intensified the repression of rights in Jammu & Kashmir in the four years since the change in status of the region. In this talk, Nadiya, a video activist from Kashmir, will explain how civil society and media in Kashmir have been subjected to a prolonged crackdown by the Indian government and discuss what this will mean for future generations.
Nadiya Shafi is a social worker, video activist, south Asian feminist, peacebuilder, women’s rights activist, and human rights defender from Indian Occupied Kashmir. She is currently a Fellow at the Centre for Applied for Human Rights at the University of York