Serena Blaiz interviews Dr. Nyla Ali Khan about the situation in her native Kashmir. Decades of oppression and violence from the occupying Indian military, suppression of free speech, and lack of a fair court system are the norm in the regions of Kashmir and Jammu in northern India. Recent attacks on protesters left five dead, leading the Kashmiri diaspora to hold candlelight vigils around the world in protest.
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Links to sites and material mentioned on the show under the fold.
- Greenleft: Kashmiris around the world to hold vigils for human rights
- Dr. Nyla Ali Khan’s website
- Amnesty International report: Denied: Failures in accountability for human rights violations by security force personnel in Jammu and Kashmir (1 July 2015) (PDF)
- Amnesty.org India section
Nyla’s suggested Kashmir news sources:
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