An evening of debate, music and art
Kashmir - a conflicted state between Pakistan and India - has been the center of military and political battles since 1947. Beyond the politics and the national interests of the two countries, this panel discussion aims to highlight the recent human experience of Kashmiris whereby the valley has been under more than 80 days of curfew, over 85 people have been killed and the use of pellet bullets have wounded thousands and blinded over 250 people.
Despite evidence of human rights abuses, the immense suffering of the people has failed to receive due attention from political and activist circles as well as mainstream media. Organisations including Amnesty International and the International Committee of the Red Cross, have documented numerous violations of fundamental rights, including mass killings, forced disappearances, unmarked graves, political repression, torture and sexual abuse.
Learn about the much-ignored human experience of Kashmiris in the most militarised zone of the world.
The event will include a panel discussion titled ‘Who is Listening to the People of Kashmir?’ featuring academics, writers and activists in addition to art displays and musical performances from Kashmiri artists.
Attendance is free but registration is required. Space is limited and early registration is recommended. Register at http://kashmirs.eventbrite.co.uk/
Panel discussion at 5pm
Concert at 7.30pm