04 august 2020

How India's annexation spurred global solidarity for Kashmir


India inadvertently managed to internationalise an issue that neither Pakistan nor activists were able to for decades.When New Delhi suddenly and without warning revoked Kashmir’s semi-autonomous status on August 5, 2019, the Indian government succeeded in doing what human rights activists have failed to do for the preceding seven decades. They plastered the plight of the disputed territory’s 8 million residents on the front page of every major newspaper in the world. Kashmir’s absence from [...]