Time: 13:00 - 14:45
Every day in a state of emergency
Kashmir is a state split between India and Pakistan. Since 1990, a brutal military regime has traumatised the mostly Muslim population living on the Indian side. Tens of thousands of people have been killed, thousands more have been disappeared, tortured or raped. Indian Kashmir lost its last vestiges of democracy and the rule of law in August 2019, and all communication and movement are now strictly controlled by the military.
Writer Nitasha Kaul will read some of her work and discuss conditions in her home region with Salil Tripathi, journalist, writer and chair of PEN International's writers in prison committee.
A 15 minute break will be taken halfway through the programme.
In collaboration with Norwegian PEN and the Rafto Foundation for Human Rights.