For over an year now, the meaning of sending emails has changed for me. That's how life has been with internet shutdown in Kashmir.
Nine years ago in Jammu & Kashmir’s Shopian, two women from the same family were raped and murdered. There has been no justice since.
Irrespective of whoever the mischief mongers behind braid chopping are, at the receiving end, are always the women.
Enforced disappearances of men in Kashmir are common – picked up on grounds of suspicion & never returned home – leaving behind 'half widows'.
“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.”
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.
The deaths of Kashmiri women that are not victims of State violence, i.e., the 'apolitical deaths', receive hardly any attention.
On Thursday, after long drawn out anti-establishment protests led by Sudanese women, the President of Sudan stepped down while the protestors celebrated.
Insha Mir has struggled against patriarchal diktats for over a decade and today captains her college cricket team.
This is the 29th internet ban in Kashmir since 2016. The internet is a threat to the State as it allows Kashmiris to expose its wall of lies.