Episode 12 | In conversation with Ather Zia | Counter-narratives on Kashmir and the myth of normalcy
78th day of communication blockade since August 5, postpaid mobile services restored, internet and prepaid mobile services still down.
In the weeks after August 5, where we saw a total communication clampdown in Kashmir, the groups which were majorly speaking against the lockdown and the revocation of Article 370 and Article 35A were Kashmiris living outside Kashmir and India. The Kashmiri diaspora organized protests across the world, while Kashmir remained under a deadlock. Today we will be speaking to Ather Zia, a Kashmiri writer, poet and a political anthropologist who teaches at University of Northern Colorada. She will speak to us about how the Kashmiri diaspora has been responding to the situation in Kashmir.