The Crisis in Kashmir: History, Politics and the Law
21 November 2019, 13:00 to 15:00 Please note: this event has passed
Bush House, Strand Campus, London
Part of King's India Institute Seminar Series
On August 05 2019, the Indian government announced the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution of India, that had maintained the autonomy of the state of Jammu and Kashmir and defined the contours of its relationship to the Indian Union since Independence. All of a sudden the state was bifurcated and demoted to a Union Territory, triggering a Constitutional emergency, a security lockdown and an international diplomatic stalemate which also involves Pakistan, the UN and other world powers. This talk looks at historical, political and legal dimensions of the most recent crisis in Kashmir, which has already seen 30 years of conflict.
Speaker: Ananya Vajpeyi
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Ananya Vajpeyi is an associate professor at the Centre for the Studies of Developing Society, New Delhi. Her work lies at the intersection of intellectual history, political theory and critical philology. She is the author of the award-winning book ‘Righteous Republic: The Political foundations of Modern India’ published by the Harvard University Press.
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