Professors Mohamad Junaid and Hafsa Kanjwal do a teach-in at The People’s Forum NYC to give an introduction to Indian Occupied Kashmir while also providing the necessary historical context to those not aware of the oldest standing conflict in modern history. Starting from a ‘101’ on Kashmir, its people, its history, its political situation, the rise of resistance to occupation till the present time, the teach-in very effectively covers many aspects ignored in the global media. The presenters/instructors elaborate possibilities for a solution and specify ways to build global solidarity for the people of Kashmir.
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“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.”
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