The deaths of Kashmiri women that are not victims of State violence, i.e., the 'apolitical deaths', receive hardly any attention.
For the past eleven days Kashmir has been under intensified siege, I say intensified because Kashmir is always under siege, by the occupational Indian armed forces.
On this Kashmiri Women’s Resistance Day, we urge for broader conversation on questions of women’s bodies, impunity and erasure as processes, and militarism as an ideology, in which we are all implicated.
Enforced disappearances of men in Kashmir are common – picked up on grounds of suspicion & never returned home – leaving behind 'half widows'.
Irrespective of whoever the mischief mongers behind braid chopping are, at the receiving end, are always the women.
On Thursday, after long drawn out anti-establishment protests led by Sudanese women, the President of Sudan stepped down while the protestors celebrated.
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.
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.
Talking about feminism in Kashmir is a tricky territory - women were deliberately getting pushed behind, from the most subtle to the most overt ways.
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.
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