Indian Occupied Kashmir is the world’s most militarized zone. Since 2008, a generation of Kashmiri youth has protested against Indian rule, demanding azadi, or freedom. Nonetheless, despite a mass movement for self-determination, the international community has largely remained silent on Kashmir and India is able to leverage its soft power to silence Kashmiris. During this teach-in, the instructors will present a brief historical overview of the Kashmir issue, and discuss the contemporary context of state violence and repression and youth resistance.
Hafsa Kanjwal is an Assistant Professor of South Asian history at Lafayette College. She completed her PhD in history and women’s studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her research focuses on post-Partition state-formation in Indian occupied Kashmir. She has written on Kashmir for a variety of news outlets … Read More ›
Mohamad Junaid teaches Cultural Anthropology at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. He has a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the Graduate Center, CUNY. His research interests include formation of political subjectivity; military occupations; space and place; violence and precarity; visual politics; memory and cultural production. He has written on Kashmir … Read More ›