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.
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
Abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A Kashmir’s special status and limited autonomy revoked. 8 Mil+ people made incommunicado
4,000+ Kashmiris detained. Genocide Watch releases an alert over Kashmir
Govt. issues order for coal mine auctions in J&K. For the first time, outsiders are invited to participate
Forest Advisory Committee diverts 271 hectares of forest land for ‘development’ projects
57,000 acres of land identified for setting up industrial estates
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
New Domicile Law introduced extending residency to non-locals meeting a criteria
Indian army occupies Kashmiri land at increased rates
Domicile status becomes eligibility condition for admissions to educational institutions
New Media Policy that seeks to create the “sustained narrative on the functioning of the government in media” introduced
Process of obtaining domicile & application defined. Process sped up by introducing fines for approving party if domicile certificates are not issued on time
The office of the excise commissioner identifies areas where liquor shops will be set up
J&K Forest Department becomes a government owned corporation. The government can now sell public land to private entities, including foreign corporations
4,000,000 Domicile certificates issued. India moves ahead and launches e-applications (inaccessible to Kashmiris blocked from the internet)
Permission granted for the entry of scores of non-local brick kiln laborers into Kashmir during COVID
Contractors begin mineral extraction without environmental clearance. Outside businesses are actively and without consequence flouting environmental regulations
Petition filed to make Hindi official language. High Court issues notice to Administration
India Inc Hosts a panel on Kashmir Advertising it as “Land of Opportunity” for a Global Virtual Investment Summit
New Housing Policy introduced that aims to build 200k units for new settlers
As Israeli bombs dropped on Gaza, @amazon and @google signed a $1B contract to provide cloud services for the Israeli government.
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