Kashmir Turmoil

Kashmir situation and Socio-Political commentator from Harvard, American linguist and
political activist Prof. Noam Chomsky compared the conditions in Kashmir to that of

He called the current development in Kashmir as “shocking” and termed the discussion
between Kashmir and the rest of the India as “hysterical”. He wrote that he has discussed this
topic(Kashmir issue) in India in the past, where it aroused hysteria so much that his hosts
insisted on police protection for several weeks of rest of his stay.

Earlier in July 2015, Chomsky advocated that Indian army should move out of the Kashmir.
“Indian Army should leave Kashmir. Kashmir has had an awful story, especially since late
80’s after that fake election and that there have been horrible atrocities,” said Chomsky.
Noam Chomsky is a widely respected Leftist American intellectual and linguist.
In the recent conversation, he had said, “the reason Palestine has been his priority is because
of the crucial role of the United States, which means that the activists in the US can do
something about it, which may not happen when in case of Kashmir.”

He has also called the atrocities of Army in the Valley has a “superficial gesture”. Chomsky
said that he would have to do same on Kashmir, what he does for Palestine.

In the past, Chomsky has urged for a common federal arrangement by India and Pakistan for
Kashmir, so that semi autonomous regions could loosely federated with each other.
The valley is tense after Burhan Wani’s death on July 8. In subsequent protests, 44 have lost
their lives, along with thousands injured.
Noam Chomsky
Researcher of Linguistics
Avram Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, logician, social critic,
and political activist. Sometimes described as “the father of modern linguistics”, Chomsky is also a major figure in
analytic philosophy, and one of the founders of the field of cognitive science. He has spent more than half a
century at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he is Institute Professor Emeritus, and is the author
of over 100 books on topics such as linguistics, war, politics, and mass