Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia

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Self Determination and Peace in Kashmir

The Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia denounces the unilateral decision of the Indian Government to abolish the constitutionally guaranteed special status of the state of Jammu and Kashmir.  The Alliance demands the immediate demilitarization of the region, restoration of civil liberties, and all initiatives to allow the people of Jammu and Kashmir to express their right of self-determination.

The Alliance encourages readers to review the history of Jammu and Kashmir, including the suggested below:

The Silence Is the Loudest Sound”

The Indian government has confined about seven million Kashmiris to their homes and imposed a complete communications blackout.
Arundhati Roy
(New York Times; August 15, 2019,)

 

“What Is Article 370, and Why Does It Matter in Kashmir?”

Vindu Goel   
New York Times, August 5, 2019

 

“Kashmir: Decentralize Power and Revive Regional Political Institutions”

Nyla Ali Khan

Counterpunch, August 23, 2019

Kashmir Betrayed - a CPIM Publication