Longtime Kashmir solidarity activist and former federal Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon discusses current perspectives on a panel with Kashmiri activists.
Ever since Indian and Pakistani independence from British rule in 1947, Kashmir has been a target of rival nationalisms and the site of several wars between the two occupying powers. Kashmiris have resisted with decades of non-violent and mass movements, as well as periods of armed insurgency. In India it is cynically woven into anti-Muslim jingoism and scare-mongering about terrorists, and is used to justify a large military and repressive powers. In 2019 the far right Modi regime imposed a military crackdown on Kashmir, together with press censorship and an internet blackout.
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