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    Stand With Kashmir (SWK) is a Kashmiri diaspora-driven independent, transnational, grassroots movement committed to standing in solidarity with the people of Indian occupied Jammu, Kashmir, and Ladakh (henceforth referred to as “occupied Kashmir” or “Kashmir”) in ending the Indian occupation of their homeland and supporting the right to self-determination of the pre-partition state of Jammu and Kashmir.

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    INDIA’S SETTLER-COLONIAL PROJECT

    TIMELINE

    August 1, 2019
    August 5, 2019
    August 16, 2019
    September, 2019
    October 17, 2019
    December 12, 2019
    February, 2020
    March 31, 2020
    April 24, 2020
    May 8, 2020
    May 15, 2020
    May 18, 2020
    June 16, 2020
    June 22, 2020
    June 25, 2020
    June 29, 2020
    June 30, 2020
    July 7, 2020
    July 11, 2020
    July 17, 2020

    August 1, 2019

    35,000 additional Indian troops stationed. Tourists asked to leave, schools and colleges taken over by Indian forces, Kashmiris asked to stock food for 4 months

    August 5, 2019

    Abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A Kashmir’s special status and limited autonomy revoked. 8 Mil+ people made incommunicado

    August 16, 2019

    4,000+ Kashmiris detained. Genocide Watch releases an alert over Kashmir

    September, 2019

    Govt. issues order for coal mine auctions in J&K. For the first time, outsiders are invited to participate

    October 17, 2019

    Forest Advisory Committee diverts 271 hectares of forest land for ‘development’ projects

    December 12, 2019

    57,000 acres of land identified for setting up industrial estates

    February, 2020

    Mining Auction is held online. Locals struggle to participate as there is no internet in the Valley. 100% mining rights from Srinagar go to outsiders. Water Power Department renamed to a Hindi name

    March 31, 2020

    New Domicile Law introduced extending residency to non-locals meeting a criteria

    April 24, 2020

    Indian army occupies Kashmiri land at increased rates

    May 8, 2020

    Domicile status becomes eligibility condition for admissions to educational institutions

    May 15, 2020

    New Media Policy that seeks to create the “sustained narrative on the functioning of the government in media” introduced

    May 18, 2020

    Process of obtaining domicile & application defined. Process sped up by introducing fines for approving party if domicile certificates are not issued on time

    June 16, 2020

    The office of the excise commissioner identifies areas where liquor shops will be set up

    June 22, 2020

    J&K Forest Department becomes a government owned corporation. The government can now sell public land to private entities, including foreign corporations

    June 25, 2020

    4,000,000 Domicile certificates issued. India moves ahead and launches e-applications (inaccessible to Kashmiris blocked from the internet)

    June 29, 2020

    Permission granted for the entry of scores of non-local brick kiln laborers into Kashmir during COVID

    June 30, 2020

    Contractors begin mineral extraction without environmental clearance. Outside businesses are actively and without consequence flouting environmental regulations

    July 7, 2020

    Petition filed to make Hindi official language. High Court issues notice to Administration

    July 11, 2020

    India Inc Hosts a panel on Kashmir Advertising it as “Land of Opportunity” for a Global Virtual Investment Summit

    July 17, 2020

    New Housing Policy introduced that aims to build 200k units for new settlers

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    Thread: On Feb 22, 2021, a Bajrang Dal (Hindu nationalist militant group) leader, Rakesh Bajrangi, called for a ban on the Pheran. India’s colonial rule has come to the level of dictating what Kashmiris can and can’t wear.

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