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India's G20 Meetings in Kashmir: Camouflaging Settler Colonialism

An expert panel examines India's hosting of G20 meetings in Indian-Administered Jammu and Kashmir on May 22 - 24, 2023. Dolores Chew- introduction; Panelists: * Anam Zakaria, award-winning author and journalist * Ather Zia, political anthropologist, poet, short fiction writer, and columnist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Gender Studies at the University of Northern Colorado Greeley * Robert Fantina, journalist and author of Settler-Colonialism in Palestine and Kashmir * Dean Accardi (Moderator), Assistant Professor of History at Connecticut College  

Co-sponsors Academics for Palestine-Concordia, Canadian Foreign Policy Institute, Canadian Voices for Palestinian Rights, Canadians for Peace and Justice in Kashmir, CERAS (South Asia Forum), CODEPINK, Critical Diasporic South Asian Feminisms Collective,Free Kashmiri political prisoners, Friends of Sabeel North America (FOSNA), India Solidarity Germany - Munich, International Defenders Council, International Solidarity for Academic Freedom in India (InSAF India), Just Peace Advocates, Justice for All-Canada, Kashmir Law and Justice Project, Kashmir Scholars Consultative and Action Network, Kashmir-Palestine Scholars Solidarity Network, LeftWingBooks.net (Kersplebedeb), Palestinian and Jewish Unity (PAJU), People's Health Movement United States, Projet accompaniment solidaire Colombie (PASC), Punjabi Literary and Cultural Association Winnipeg, Quebec Public Interest Research Group (QPIRG) - Concordia, South Asia Solidarity Group (SASG), South Asian Diaspora Action Collective (SADAC), Stand with Kashmir, The PolisProject, University Network for Human Rights, World BEYOND War.

South Asia Diaspora Action Collective

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June 15, 2021

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May 2023

India's G20 Meetings in Kashmir: Camouflaging Settler Colonialism

An expert panel examines India's hosting of G20 meetings in Indian-Administered Jammu and Kashmir on May 22 - 24, 2023. Dolores Chew- introduction; Panelists: * Anam Zakaria, award-winning author and journalist * Ather Zia, political anthropologist, poet, short fiction writer, and columnist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Gender Studies at the University of Northern Colorado Greeley * Robert Fantina, journalist and author of Settler-Colonialism in Palestine and Kashmir * Dean Accardi (Moderator), Assistant Professor of History at Connecticut College  

Co-sponsors Academics for Palestine-Concordia, Canadian Foreign Policy Institute, Canadian Voices for Palestinian Rights, Canadians for Peace and Justice in Kashmir, CERAS (South Asia Forum), CODEPINK, Critical Diasporic South Asian Feminisms Collective,Free Kashmiri political prisoners, Friends of Sabeel North America (FOSNA), India Solidarity Germany - Munich, International Defenders Council, International Solidarity for Academic Freedom in India (InSAF India), Just Peace Advocates, Justice for All-Canada, Kashmir Law and Justice Project, Kashmir Scholars Consultative and Action Network, Kashmir-Palestine Scholars Solidarity Network, LeftWingBooks.net (Kersplebedeb), Palestinian and Jewish Unity (PAJU), People's Health Movement United States, Projet accompaniment solidaire Colombie (PASC), Punjabi Literary and Cultural Association Winnipeg, Quebec Public Interest Research Group (QPIRG) - Concordia, South Asia Solidarity Group (SASG), South Asian Diaspora Action Collective (SADAC), Stand with Kashmir, The PolisProject, University Network for Human Rights, World BEYOND War.

South Asia Diaspora Action Collective

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May 22, 2023

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May 2023

Statement of UN Expert on Kashmir Ahead of G20 Meeting

UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues (Fernand de Varennes) stated that holding a #g20 meeting in #jammuandkashmir while massive #humanrights violations are ongoing is lendingsupport to attemps by #India to normalize the brutal & repressivedenial of democratic & other rights of #kashmiri #Muslims and #minorities. G20 should on the contrary uphold “International human rights obligations& the #UN Declaration of Human Rights should be upheld... and the situation in Jammu and Kashmir should be decried and condemned, not pushed under the rug and ignored with the holding of this meeting”.

UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues

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June 15, 2021

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May 2023

Statement of UN Expert on Kashmir Ahead of G20 Meeting

UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues (Fernand de Varennes) stated that holding a #g20 meeting in #jammuandkashmir while massive #humanrights violations are ongoing is lendingsupport to attemps by #India to normalize the brutal & repressivedenial of democratic & other rights of #kashmiri #Muslims and #minorities. G20 should on the contrary uphold “International human rights obligations& the #UN Declaration of Human Rights should be upheld... and the situation in Jammu and Kashmir should be decried and condemned, not pushed under the rug and ignored with the holding of this meeting”.

UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues

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May 16, 2023

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May 2023

End reprisals against the Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) and human rights defenders in Kashmir

Sixteen human rights organisations called on the Indian authorities to immediately stop the reprisals against human rights defenders and organizations in Jammu and Kashmir, especially Khurram Parvez, Irfan Mehraj, and the Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS). Khurram Parvez has been arbitrarily detained since 22 November 2021 as a reprisal for his human rights work, including documentation and advocacy in Jammu and Kashmir. The organizations called on the Indian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Khurram Parvez and Irfan Mehraj, drop all charges against them and to end the ongoing persecution and targeting of human rights defenders in Jammu and Kashmir. Reprisals against human rights defenders in Jammu and Kashmir including human rights organizations and independent journalists are aimed at maintaining a forcible silence and facilitating continued impunity for violations in an intensely militarized region that the Indian government has made inaccessible to the international community and where grave human rights violations arelongstanding and ongoing.

Amnesty International, ADPAN, AFAD, FORUM-ASIA, CIVICUS, CFDA, FEMED, FLD, FEDEFAM, the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, ICAED, ISHR, KLJP, Martin Ennals Foundation, Nonviolence International

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June 15, 2021

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May 2023

End reprisals against the Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) and human rights defenders in Kashmir

Sixteen human rights organisations called on the Indian authorities to immediately stop the reprisals against human rights defenders and organizations in Jammu and Kashmir, especially Khurram Parvez, Irfan Mehraj, and the Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS). Khurram Parvez has been arbitrarily detained since 22 November 2021 as a reprisal for his human rights work, including documentation and advocacy in Jammu and Kashmir. The organizations called on the Indian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Khurram Parvez and Irfan Mehraj, drop all charges against them and to end the ongoing persecution and targeting of human rights defenders in Jammu and Kashmir. Reprisals against human rights defenders in Jammu and Kashmir including human rights organizations and independent journalists are aimed at maintaining a forcible silence and facilitating continued impunity for violations in an intensely militarized region that the Indian government has made inaccessible to the international community and where grave human rights violations arelongstanding and ongoing.

Amnesty International, ADPAN, AFAD, FORUM-ASIA, CIVICUS, CFDA, FEMED, FLD, FEDEFAM, the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, ICAED, ISHR, KLJP, Martin Ennals Foundation, Nonviolence International

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May 13, 2023

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May 2023

KSCAN Open Letter Calling for Boycott of G20 Meetings in Indian-Administered Kashmir

Kashmir Scholars Consultative Action Network (and supporting organizations and endorsers) urges invited participants withdraw from G20 meetings planned for Indian-Administered Kashmir (IAK) on May 11 and May 22-24, 2023. The letter furthers urges invited countries and organizations to immediately comply with their duties under international law and cooperate to end the Indian state’s serious breaches of peremptory legal norms in IAK – including the illegal occupation, annexation, and colonization of IAK and the commission of atrocity crimes and grave human rights violations in the region.

Kashmir Scholars Consultative and Action Network

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June 15, 2021

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May 2023

KSCAN Open Letter Calling for Boycott of G20 Meetings in Indian-Administered Kashmir

Kashmir Scholars Consultative Action Network (and supporting organizations and endorsers) urges invited participants withdraw from G20 meetings planned for Indian-Administered Kashmir (IAK) on May 11 and May 22-24, 2023. The letter furthers urges invited countries and organizations to immediately comply with their duties under international law and cooperate to end the Indian state’s serious breaches of peremptory legal norms in IAK – including the illegal occupation, annexation, and colonization of IAK and the commission of atrocity crimes and grave human rights violations in the region.

Kashmir Scholars Consultative and Action Network

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May 4, 2023

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May 2023

Stop Arrests of Human Rights Defenders in Kashmir

Kashmir Scholars Consultative and Action Network April 1, 2023 public statement on the Arrests of Irfan Mehraj and Khurram Parvez. KSCAN invites institutional endorsements and individual signatories in support of this statement. Individual scholars, journalists, and activists should add their signatures using this Google form. Organizations should email kashmirscholarsnetwork@protonmail.com to add their institutional endorsements.  See the full statement with a complete list of signatories at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1B8fbzSXg-1tmMT5XeQjCEkG993_HyHZftUlz_ILwGm8/.

Kashmir Scholars Consultative and Action Network

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June 15, 2021

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April 2023

Stop Arrests of Human Rights Defenders in Kashmir

Kashmir Scholars Consultative and Action Network April 1, 2023 public statement on the Arrests of Irfan Mehraj and Khurram Parvez. KSCAN invites institutional endorsements and individual signatories in support of this statement. Individual scholars, journalists, and activists should add their signatures using this Google form. Organizations should email kashmirscholarsnetwork@protonmail.com to add their institutional endorsements.  See the full statement with a complete list of signatories at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1B8fbzSXg-1tmMT5XeQjCEkG993_HyHZftUlz_ILwGm8/.

Kashmir Scholars Consultative and Action Network

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April 15, 2023

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April 2023