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Kashmir: A Humanitarian Crisis, and the Plight of Students in Indian Universities

Le 16 September 2014

Kashmir: A Humanitarian Crisis, and the Plight of Students in Indian Universities


Altaf Hussain Wani
A senior Kashmir freedom leader

Sardar Amjad Yousaf Khan
Executive Director of Kashmir Institute of International Affairs, based in Azad [Free] Kashmir

Syed Faiz Ali Naqshbandi
Human rights activist; Representative in exile of senior Kashmir leader Mirwaiz Omar Farooq

Shamim Shawl
Women’s rights activist; the Geneva Representative of International Muslim Women’s Union

Ahmed Quraishi
Executive Director, Youth Forum for Kashmir (YFK)

Kashmir, nestled in the majestic Himalayan mountain peaks, is witnessing the worst floods in a century, where cities and towns on mountain peaks are submerged in water. No internet and cellphones. The Indian government is busy evacuating its citizens and foreign tourists. An international intervention is required. Simultaneously, Kashmiri college-age students in Indian universities are beaten up regularly. It is a new phenomenon that started in 2014 and needs to be stopped. International pressure on Indian government is required to end this trend.

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