24 Aug, 2008

Many shifts are taking place…

24 Aug, 2008

Many shifts are taking place in the subcontinent. In Pakistan, now that Mush is gone, Zardari has said that he will run for President at the 6 September elections. And on the other side of the border, a large peaceful protest took place in Srinagar, Kashmir after a week of turbulence. In an essay that appeared in the Guardian, Arundhati Roy asked what would independence mean to the people of Kashmir, and in the Times of India, she is quoted as saying: “Kashmir needs azadi from India and India needs azadi from Kashmir.” Her statement drew hundreds of responses.

(Photo by Paul Hester, shot at Voices Breaking Boundaries’ Words for Peace 2003, when Arundhati Roy gave a telephone reading)

«
»