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February 28, 2022 at 3:33 pm

Duschinski Quoted in The Nation on ‘Silencing of Journalists in Kashmir’

Haley Duschinski, portrait

Dr. Haley Duschinski

Dr, Haley Duschinski was interviewed for an article in The Nation headlined India’s Press Crackdown: The Silencing of Journalists in Kashmir, written by Suchitra Vijayan.

Duschinski is associate professor of anthropology and graduate director of M.A. in Law, Justice & Culture program in the College of Arts & Sciences.

Haley Duschinski, a legal anthropologist at Ohio University specializing in Kashmir, said that “the police use these categories to justify its extrajudicial killing of civilians.” She added, “The brutal reality is that every Kashmiri civilian is a potential target, and every Kashmiri body is a disposable body.”

“The Indian government is using its entire arsenal of legal and quasi-legal weapons to illegally wage its war against the people in Kashmir—to criminalize free speech and expression, to criminalize dissent, to criminalize Kashmiris,” Duschinski told me. “Kashmiri journalists and activists have been working to document this collective punishment. The government silences civilians because it doesn’t want the world to know what it is doing in Kashmir.”

Read the article in The Nation.

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