Retrieved 22 April In Kashmir security forces have used it to punish, intimidate, coerce, humiliate and degrade the women folk. Every few hours, she looked out of the window from her family's two-storey house in Srinagar, the largest city in Indian-Administered Kashmir. Local groups linked to the NWMI are currently functioning in 16 centres across the country. Yet, in January , India further intensified that insecurity by allowing its Indian security forces to initiate a pogrom of torture, mass rape and disappearances against civilians siding with pro-Pakistan paramilitary forces. He says, "this is because there are cases in which when rape was reported, members of their families were attacked or prosecuted.
Kunan Poshpora incident. They demand food and after consuming it, they hold the hand of the most beautiful daughter in front of the parents and brothers and take her to another room and rape her throughout the night. What is child sex ratio of Jammu and Kashmirstate in ? Leave a Comment Click here to cancel reply. Some incidents of rape by militants appear to have been motivated by the fact that the victims or their families are accused of being informers or of being opposed to the militants or supporters of rival militant groups. Of that, male literacy stands at The analyses and anecdotes presented prove that the consequences of sexual warfare extend far beyond the physical act of the assault itself.
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The importance of female chastity was made explicit by protests sparked by the murder and rape of two Kashmiri women in Rape has severe effects on the mental health of its victims and hinders their ability to be competent mothers. The sense of insecurity was greater among girls and young women who became virtual prisoners in their houses because of the threat of abduction and sexual abuse. Unable to contact family, all one can do is repeatedly check social media for the slightest chance of any news escaping from home. According to the logic of village honor, a mother who is shamed by her community cannot be a fully respected educator or nurturer for her children. Kanishka Publishers, Distributors.
The soldiers, armed with all kinds of live ammunition, are ubiquitous presences holed up in sandbag bunkers, across the length and breadth of the region. Rapes used to take place in the past and even today as well. Burning books and leveling libraries: extremist violence and cultural destruction. This story is from August 10, Connect With ReliefWeb Receive news about us.