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The Crisis in Kashmir: History, Politics and the Law

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 12:15pm to 1:15pm

Myron Taylor Hall, 184
Cornell Law School, Myron Taylor Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

The Cornell India Law Center presents, "The Crisis in Kashmir: History, Politics and the Law," a guest lecture by Ananya Vajpeyi.

On August 5, 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.

Lunch provided. Please RSVP by October 21. 

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Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Law School, South Asia Program

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Ananya Vajpeyi

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Associate Professor, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies in New Delhi

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