Canada’s Silence on India’s Colonization of Kashmir

Kashmir is one of the world’s longest outstanding international conflicts. The world’s most militarized zone is under a serious threat of demographic change that is aimed at altering the final resolution of the disputed territory. With the introduction of the new Domicile Law by the government of India on March 31, 2020, the project of … Watch video »

Kashmir is one of the world’s longest outstanding international conflicts. The world’s most militarized zone is under a serious threat of demographic change that is aimed at altering the final resolution of the disputed territory. With the introduction of the new Domicile Law by the government of India on March 31, 2020, the project of intentional demographic change, in clear violation of international law, is underway. There is urgency for the international community to intervene as the Indian Government claims it has already issued close to two million Domicile certificates to non-Kashmiris, a step that has grave implications for the final resolution of the issue of Kashmir.

Guests:

  • Imraan Mir is an attorney, author and entrepreneur. He has researched and written on various topics related to Kashmir and is a co-founder of the Kashmir Law and Justice Project. Focus: Kashmir and international law Haley Duschinski: is an Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director and Graduate Director of the Center for Law, Justice and Culture at Ohio University. Focus: Human Rights, militarization, impunity and the ongoing siege.
  • Malavika Kasturi is an Associate Professor of South Asian History at the University of Toronto. Focus on Hindu nationalism project, the colonization of Kashmir and the Canada connection.
  • Siddiq Wahid is a Scholar-in-Residence at the Centre for Public Affairs and Critical Theory at Shiv Nadar University. Focus: Geopolitical dimensions and the role of China.
  • Azeezah Kanji is a legal academic and writer. She received her Juris Doctor from University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law, and Masters of Law in Islamic Law at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Focus on Canada’s accountability.

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