Previous Chapter Chapter 6: Gender and Patriarchy in Militarized Kashmir Next Chapter

  • Citations
  • Add to My List
  • Text Size

Gender and Patriarchy in Militarized Kashmir
Gender and patriarchy in militarized kashmir
Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal

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 ...

Looks like you do not have access to this content.

Login

Don’t know how to login?

Click here for free trial login.

Back to Top

Copy and paste the following HTML into your website