Tune into APEX Express on September 18th (kpfa.org or 94.1) for a one hour special on Kashmir: Flooding Under Occupation.
photos by: Shahid Tantray
After days of rain, Kashmir continues to suffer from one of the worst floods to ever hit the area. The Himalayan region is erupting in protests as relief efforts fail. The flooding hit hardest in Indian-administered Kashmir, which is the most densely militarized land on earth. The water rose across borders, killing over 450 people in the region, according to the BBC. 700,000 villagers were forced to flee their homes. Civilians are organizing ad hoc relief operations, such as theJammu Kashmir Floods 2014 campaign.
Not only, will we look at how the occupiers have failed to save lives and provide relief, but we’ll delve into Kashmir’s history of occupation and speak with human rights activists and independent journalist about the rising independence movement in Kashmir. Tune in or interviews with Huma Dar, Parvaiz Bukhari, Khurram Parvez, Tahira Begum, and Sahil Tariq. Music by: MC Kash, Ska Vengers, and Naima Shalhoub.
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