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South Asia Center presents: Life in a Militarized Zone

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South Asia Center Presents: Life in a Militarized Zone: Experiences from Indian-Occupied Kashmir Indian- Occupied Kashmir has been a site of contestation between the Indian government and those who want independent Kashmir for over 50 years. Armed conflict, curfews, and the constant presence of an estimated half a million Indian military and paramilitary forces has resulted in the insinuation of violence into Kashmiri people’s everyday lives. This event will examine the experiences of people living in Indian-occupied Kashmir with the goal of understanding how to foster a just and lasting peace in Kashmir. 2:30 Opening Remarks 2:45 Haley Duschinski (Ohio University) “Everyday Violence, Institutional Denial, and Struggles for Justice in Kashmir.” 3:30 Screening of In Shopian (Chris Giamo, 2012). This film investigates the double murder of two Kashmiri women amidst the social unrest in the capital Srinagar. 4:00 Panel Discussion—Haley Duschinski , Chris Giamo (Independent Filmmaker), Kelsey Kobik (SU BA ‘10), Wajahat Ahmad (Syracuse University). Moderated by Chris Lee (Canisius College). Reception to follow panel discussion in 204 Maxwell Friday, February 8th, 2013 060 Eggers Hall, Syracuse University


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