On August 5, Kashmir fell silent to the world.
The Indian government revoked the constitutionally granted partial autonomy of Kashmir using a constitutional loophole, and it has enforced the action through a military lockdown and a complete blackout of all media and communications in the region. The world’s largest democracy is acting profoundly undemocratically by torturing Kashmiris of all ages and restricting media coverage of these egregious human rights violations. Kashmiris are calling for Kashmir’s right to self-determination and since August 5th, more than 700 protests have been held in Kashmir and around the world.
Join us for a panel featuring Kashmiri and other marginalized South Asian Muslim voices on the ongoing crisis, the legal tools that made it possible, and what the Kashmiri resistance means for the future.
Dr. Ather Zia
Political Anthropologist, Poet, Author of Resisting Disappearances: Military Occupation and Women’s Activism in Kashmir, co-founder of Critical Kashmir Studies Collective
University of Northern Colorado
Dr. Huma Dar
Professor of Gender & Women’s Studies, co-Founder of Townsend Center and Center for Race & Gender Working Group on Muslim Identities & Culture
University of California, Berkeley
National Coordinator for the North American Indian Muslim Association (NAIMA), California State Coordinator for ICNA Council for Social Justice (ICSJ)
Chandra S. Bhatnagar
Former Senior Staff Attorney with the Human Rights Program at ACLU
Kashmiri dishes and Kashmiri chai will be served.
Hosted by: South Asian Law Students Association, Muslim Law Students Association, Journal of Islamic & Near Eastern Law
Sponsored by: International & Comparative Law Program, The Promise Institute, Critical Race Studies Program, Epstein Public Interest Law and Policy Program