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JNU organizes a webinar in resistance against the ” Indian occupation of Kashmir. “

JNU which has a perception of being the hotbed of anti-Indian activities yet again finds itself amidst a controversy wherein a webinar is being organized in support of resistance against the " Indian occupation " in Kashmir.

JNU which just a few years back witnessed the infamous ” tukde-tukde” gang protests where slogans for the balkanization of India and in support of the parliament attack convict Afzal Guru were raised, finds itself amidst a new controversy.

A webinar is being organized in support of the resistance against the ” Indian occupation ” in Kashmir. The alleged cases of disappearances of Kashmiris and new challenges to the resistance movement after the abrogation of article 370 will be discussed in the webinar, according to the screengrab available on the JNU official website.

The webinar will be addressed by Ather Zia who according to the official JNU website is an anthropologist, columnist, and fiction writer who is also a co-founder of Critical Kashmir Studies Collective, which according to the JNU website is a network of scholars working on Kashmir globally. The so-called network of scholars in the past has supported the secession of Kashmir from India and the armed resistance too calling out India as the ” colonizer. “

Ather Zia in the past has accused India of war crimes in Kashmir, cultural imperialism and genocidal tactics being employed against the natives in the valley. She also accuses India of using sexual violence against Kashmiri women to gain political control which she calls ” Bhraminical occupation. “

In her social media posts, she calls terrorists Sabzar Ahmed, Burhan Wani, Riyaz Naikoo, Maqbool Bhat, Afzal Guru martyrs. Her posts have also mentioned ” death to Indian occupation. ” In an article about the resistance of Kashmiri women, she describes Andrabi as an iconic figure of women’s resistance, and insists, while making no mention of Islam, that these Kashmiri women “are not anomalies to be objectified by rank misogyny camouflaged as religious ideals” nor should they be “patronized by men who judge their dress, language, and expressions”.

After furore on various social media sites by netizens, the webinar page was removed by the website and center of women studies under which the webinar was being organized canceled the webinar which was informed through a Facebook post.

Questions need to be asked as to why the centrally funded university’s administration was caught napping when the unlawful anti-India webinar was being organized right under their nose. A proper investigation needs to be done behind the background of the organizers who tried to whitewash Islamist terror.Democracy allows criticism of the ruling government not questioning the sovereignty and integrity of India.

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