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Colonised Kashmir | Trump eyes Greenland

Posted by: The Conversation Global

Date: Friday, 23 August 2019

 

Editor's note

As the fallout from India’s decision to revoke Kashmir’s special constitutional status continues, Kashmiris are still unable to communicate with the outside world. For Goldie Osuri, the revocation of Article 370 is another step in India’s long history of colonising Kashmir. She argues that its right to self-determination must now take centre stage.

Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump believes he can buy Greenland from Denmark, but that would be impossible. In 2008, 75% of Greenlanders voted to pass the Greenland Self-Government Act, declaring that they are a distinct people within the Danish Realm. Felicity Jensz writes that under the current laws, Greenlanders have the right to self-determination, and any agreement to purchase – no matter who made it – would have to be agreed upon by Greenlanders.

Gemma Ware

Global Affairs Editor

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