KSM’s letter to the Labour Leader Keir Starmer regarding his recent statements on Kashmir.

 To the Leader of the Opposition, Keir Starmer MP  Dear Mr. Starmer,  We are members of Kashmir Solidarity Movement, a UK-based organisation of Kashmiris committed to raising awareness of human rights violations in Jammu & Kashmir, and the right to self-determination of the people of that region.  We are writing to express our deep concern and dismay at your recent statements on Kashmir; first in your 27 April letter to…

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“Hindutva and the University”, panel discussion at QMUL, featuring KSM’s Mehroosh Tak.

In contemporary India, the rise of the BJP has transformed the university into a battleground with both ideological assaults and physical violence directed at those challenging the the current government’s Hindutva ideology and policy. The panel here discusses the modes of knowledge production and dissemination through various organisations demonstrating the wide networks and actors at work in normalising Hindutva ideology, as well as the use of violence used to suppress…

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‘Kashmir: occupation, resistance, solidarity’. Wednesday 4 Dec, 3.45 – 5pm, St Andrews Baptist Church. UCU Teach out joint with KSM.

A week after India’s consul-general in the United States called for the ‘Israeli model’ in Kashmir, this event will contextualise the Indian occupation of Kashmir, the changing modes of Kashmiri resistance, and solidarity with this and other freedom struggles around the world. Speakers: Haris Zargar is a PhD researcher at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in Hague, and a journalist for New Frame, a publication covering security, governance and…

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Cambridge UCU’s motion on Kashmir solidartiy

Motion on Kashmir Solidarity – AGM 20th Nov 2019 Cambridge UCU condemns the Indian government’s recent actions with respect to Jammu and Kashmir. These actions have included: the decisions to revoke Jammu and Kashmir’s special status under the Indian constitution, and to divide it into two Union Territories with resultant significant loss of autonomy; and the (ongoing) imposition of restrictions that are preventing people in Kashmir from communicating with the…

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Debating Kashmir without Kashmiri voices erases their agency: Urge Oxford Union to cancel the debate on Kashmir

Scholars have written to the Oxford Union and the University Vice-Chancellor criticising the ‘Kashmir Head-to-Head’ debate scheduled for 30th October 2019. One of the two speakers is the spokesperson for the BJP, and neither of the speakers are from Kashmir. The letter states “Inviting two Indian speakers to debate the “crisis in Kashmir”, while the people of Kashmir are denied the basic rights to express themselves freely is to add insult…

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Welcome!

Welcome to the new website for the Kashmir Solidarity Movement (formerly SOAS KSM)! The aim of this site is to provide a central information source for Kashmir solidarity efforts, and to support the rights of the people of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh to self-determination. In the coming days we will have more information about actions you can take to support the Kashmiri people. If you have information about any events…

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