Kashmir 2019 Siege

This ‘special’ section in Inverse Journal was created specifically to compile a collection of articles, media, interviews and academic writing about the current situation in Kashmir. All of the views, perspectives and accounts presented in this section are directly linked to other media outlets, mostly international and Indian, and displayed in a Pinterest-like manner. All such articles and media are embedded and linked directly from their respective sources and are displayed in response to the Indian government (and its ruling party) repealing Articles 370 and 35A from the Indian constitution, thereby forcing Kashmir to become part of the Union Territories, without democratic consent of any sort from the people of Kashmir.

This section was created after Kashmir was put under military and police lock down, television and media outlets were stopped from broadcasting and publishing, telephone and internet connections were shutdown and a military curfew was imposed on the Kashmiri population. As more voices from Kashmir emerge past this media and internet blockade, this section will remain updated. Meanwhile, we are compelled to focus on the inputs and perspectives provided by notable scholars, intellectuals, journalists, writers, experts and other such figures who specialize in Kashmir, the conflict imposed on its people and its complex history.

Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, Over 170 Academics from Around the World Demand India Restore High-Speed Internet, Release Kashmiri Political Prisoners

While the world readjusts to handle the Coronavirus, Kashmir is stuck under 2G internet (which was first rolled out in… Read More

1 year ago

A Kashmiri Heart at Siege — A Personal Account by Omair Bhat

August of 2019 became a month of insomnia, despair and nightmare-ridden sleep for most Kashmiris, and particularly for those who… Read More

1 year ago

20 Must-Read Pieces on Six Months of Kashmir Lockdown — Curated by Majid Maqbool

Majid Maqbool curates a list of 20 must-read pieces on six months of the Kashmir lockdown. Readers and members of… Read More

1 year ago

Professor Hafsa Kanjwal on the Last 100 Days of Kashmir Under Siege

Professor Hafsa Kanjwal, who teaches South Asian history at Lafayette College and completed her doctorate specializing in contemporary Kashmiri history… Read More

1 year ago

Professor Angana Chatterji Testifies About Kashmir Before the United States Congress

On October 22, 2019, the United States House Foreign Affairs Committee held a hearing on human rights in South Asia… Read More

1 year ago

Professor Ather Zia on Articles 370/35A and the Ongoing Siege, Lockdown and Blackout Imposed on Kashmir

Here is a list of Professor Ather Zia's interventions in the global media regarding the Indian government's abrupt and secretive… Read More

1 year ago

International Book Club Discusses the Now Classic 'Until My Freedom Has Come' (Penguin, 2011)

Hoda Khatebi converses with Sanjay Kak, editor of "Until My Freedom Has Come" (Penguin, 2011), contributor Mohamad Junaid and Professor… Read More

1 year ago

Imprisoned Kashmiri Journalist Receives International Press Freedom Award in Absentia

On October 17th, the American National Press Club held its annual Fourth Estate Gala in Washington, D.C. where imprisoned Kashmiri… Read More

1 year ago

You Have the Right to Remain Silent — by Sheikh Saqib

Sheikh Saqib arrives in New Delhi to work on his writing projects and communicate through the internet while making severe… Read More

1 year ago