Asia Society hosts biased, anti-India panel on Kashmir, HAF Responds

New York, NY (November 16, 2011) - The Asia Society, a global non-partisan, non-profit educational institution, hosted a program entitled Kashmir: The Case for Freedom, on November 11, 2011. The program, which included writers Arundhati Roy and Pankaj Mishra, and anthropology graduate student, Mohamad Junaid, presented a blatantly one-sided and biased panel of speakers known for their anti-India views, and in the case of Ms. Roy, often prejudicial and intolerant views towards Hindus. The panel explicitly supported a pro-separatist agenda as a solution to the Kashmir issue, while failing to address the plight of Kashmiri Hindus and neglected the role of Pakistan sponsored terrorism.

Latest HAF response to Asia Society Letter

After a piece in the Huffington Post written by HAF's Managing Director, Suhag Shukla, the Asia Society replied to the Foundation's initial letter.  Click here to read HAF's most recent response to the Asia Society. 

Initial HAF Letter to Asia Society

HAF wrote to Asia Society President Dr. Vishakha N. Desai and the Board of Trustees to express our strong objections to the program.  Click here to download the letter (pdf). 

Asia Society Kashmir Panel Fact Check

See Kashmir: Fiction and the Facts for a detailed analysis and fact check of the contents of the panel discussion.