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This book discusses the experiences of women negotiating conflict and post-conflict situations to deliver transformative peace. Inspired by the vision and values of women of the South Asian Peace Network, this volume fills a critical gap in the global Women, Peace and Security (WPS) discourse. The chapters focus on the region's multifaceted experiences and feminist expertise on women negotiating post-war/post-conflict situations structured around interlinked themes - women, participation and peacebuilding; militarization and violent peace; and justice, impunity, and accountability.
Chapter 6: Gender and Patriarchy in Militarized Kashmir
Gender and Patriarchy in Militarized Kashmir
Any attempt to locate how women are positioned in the extremely militarized state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) would inevitably foreground sexual violence and rape. Kunan Poshpora 1991 and Shopian 2009 are two of the most defining images of women in the Kashmir conflict. On the night of February 22–23, 1991, over 30 women and children were said to have been gang-raped by soldiers of the 5th Rajputana Rifles. On May 30, 2009, two women were found raped and killed in ankle deep water of the Rambiara stream, surrounded by three security camps, in Shopian. These two incidents are etched deeply in the psyche of the ...