The reality we inhabit seems akin to a strange dream, and everyone is struggling to cope with the novelty of it all. A novelty, that is unfortunately an everyday struggle for some sections of the same country. Kashmir.
Conflict has fuelled a mental health crisis. Unfortunately, research on the mental health of civilians caught in war has not been researched as well as that of war veterans.
The Medaram Jana Jatara is slowly being threatened by the process of sanskritization by the Hindutva forces.
Parveena Ahangar, the Iron Lady of Kashmir, is a human rights activist & the co-founder of the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons.
On the morning of February 18, 1983, more that 1800 people were killed in Nellie and 13 other villages of Nowgong (Nagaon) district of Central Assam. These villages were mostly Muslim-dominated villages
The Kurdish women fighting for independence have played a role in changing the regressive thinking and redefining role of women in conflict.
Given this analysis of the alleged ‘normalcy’ in Kashmir, one might wonder what role does this narrative play out in Indian politics.
On January 19, 2020, the Supreme Court finally pronounced its judgment in the petitions challenging the communication blockade in Kashmir which was in place since August 5, 2019.
Mardaani 2 implores us to see how we, as a people, contribute to sexual violence by either actively participating in rape culture or by being mute spectators to it; it implores us to look at the women we wrong every day.
The human rights violation aspect of the Kashmir conflict also sheds light on the wider context and problem of women in conflict zones globally as sexual abuse and gender-linked violence remain ubiquitous in wartime.