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.
Talking about feminism in Kashmir is a tricky territory - women were deliberately getting pushed behind, from the most subtle to the most overt ways.
These are five Adivasi women activists who have waged war against the oppressive subjects of the state, capitalism and Brahminism.
Insha Mir has struggled against patriarchal diktats for over a decade and today captains her college cricket team.
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'.
The book 'Behold I Shine' explores the ways in which conflict has affected the lives of Kashmiri women and children.
For residents of Kashmir, the happenings here are so much a part of our daily routine that we fail to notice any incongruities. We adapt.
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.
The deaths of Kashmiri women that are not victims of State violence, i.e., the 'apolitical deaths', receive hardly any attention.