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Arundhati Roy: Whither Kashmir? Freedom or Enslavement?

Posted by hetty7 on October 28, 2010

This article is from Times of India.

Indian Colonialism Replaced British Imperialism:  Arundhati Roy


Srinagar: Advocating the right to self-determination for the people of Kashmir, author-activist Arundhati Roy on Sunday contended that in 1947, British imperialism was replaced with Indian colonialism which “continued to subjugate the people of India.”

Speaking at a seminar titled “Whither Kashmir?  Freedom or Enslavement,” Roy asked Kashmiris to ponder on the type of society they have in mind for themselves.

“Imperial colonialism is fast being replaced by corporate colonialism and Kashmiris would have to make a choice whether or not they wanted the Indian oppression to be replaced by a future corporate oppression of the local masses,” she said.

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