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.
As media fills up with political debates, we continue to silence the voices of those directly affected who grieve for their home. FII talks to Ahmed Dar to learn about Kashmir—his home.
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.