Tag Archives: Kashmir

Salman Rushdie–Joseph Anton

Salman Rushdie speaks with Tara Dorabji on KPFA’s Apex Express about his new memoir, Joseph Anton. From spies to death threats to deep within government security—Rushdie’s memoir is a real life thriller that delves into the human psyche and the journey toward love and freedom.

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Recorded for KPFA at the Women’s Audio Mission with technical assistance from Laura Dean and help from Preeti Shekar.

Jashn-e-azadi

On Kashmir Speaks, independent film-maker Sanjay Kak discusses his most recent film: Jashn e Azadi (How we celebrate freedom). Sanjay Kak shot the documentary with a two-person crew in the most densely militarized land on earth. Sanjay Kak is also the editor of Until My Freedom Has Come: the new intifada in Kashmir, which will be released in the US in November 2012.

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Protests in Kashmir

On July’s Kashmir Speaks Khurram Parvez, human rights advocate, discusses some of the protests in Kashmir that took place in June. In addition he speaks about the former Indian Army official Avtar Singh murdering his wife and children and then committing suicide in California. Then Mohamad Junaid, Kashmiri anthropologist, discusses how living in such a densely militarized zone affects the psyches of people living in Kashmir.

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Kashmir: the Untold Story of Indian Occupation

Kashmir: the Untold Story of Indian Occupation, Tara Dorabji, Project Censored Blog, 2011

A few days before I left for India, American journalist, David Barsamian, was deported from New Delhi for his coverage of Kashmir. Barsamian reports for AlterNet one of the few national free speech radio outlets in the US. News reports quoted officials saying that his deportation resulted from his reporting on Kashmir during his 2009-10 trip to India, while on a tourist visa. If reporting the truth in Kashmir can get you deported, I was in danger.

On my first day in Srinagar, the local head of surveillance let me know he was fully aware of my arrival. It was a discreet enough interaction, but served its purpose: I was being watched. My threat? A pen and paper to record the stories of Kashmiris.

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http://www.projectcensored.org/top-stories/articles/kashmir-the-untold-story-of-indian-occupation/