The claims of the government for a prospective future of Jammu and Kashmir but what is guaranteed is that Kashmiri sentiments have been betrayed and a constitutional pact has been dishonoured, without a popular consensus.
In the light of mob lynching of Tabrez Ansari, a 24-year-old Muslim youth, brutally injured under the suspicion of theft, simultaneous protests were organized across 70 cities on June 27th.
Read our interview with Rola Yasmine, The founder of The A-Project, Lebanon, where she speaks about her work with Syrian women refugees.
On Thursday, after long drawn out anti-establishment protests led by Sudanese women, the President of Sudan stepped down while the protestors celebrated.
“Keeping memory alive is itself a resistance,” a masked woman of Kunan Poshpora had told Free Press Kashmir on a summer day in 2013. “It’s the way to assert that we haven’t forgotten and surely, haven’t forgiven.”
The PESA law in India makes it mandatory for village councils to be consulted before any land and resource acquisition by higher-level authorities, but it is being blatantly violated in this Adivasi-dominated district of Odisha.
Nine years ago in Jammu & Kashmir’s Shopian, two women from the same family were raped and murdered. There has been no justice since.
While pretending to be a faith healer, Aijaz Sheikh has subjected thousands of children in North Kashmir to sexual abuse.
What has shocked us about the Asifa Bano case is the familiar imagery recast in an unfamiliar manner – religion and state being involved by the rapists and murderers.
There's this rampant line of thought where we take out the ‘religion’ factor from everything and see the atrocity inflicted on Asifa Bano as just a crime committed against a little girl.