A rape survivor deserves justice no matter who the accused is – something the media and the ruling party seem to conveniently ignore.
The Narendra Modi government claims “the Indian army has a record of maintaining the highest level of humanity,” but cases from Manipur and Kashmir indicate otherwise.
Traditionally, institutions of higher education have served as fertile ground for discourses critical of the state. Yet, more and more institutions in the country are coming under fire for fostering an ethos of free expression and dissent. As the consequences of being deemed “anti-national” loom large, fear, violence and parochialism do not just endanger our universities– they threaten the cornerstone of our democracy.
Six of the Kashmiri women who were allegedly gang raped by Indian soldiers in 1991 have died, the remaining 17 survivors still await justice.
Three weeks after a minor girl in Handwara alleged there had been a molestation bid on her by an army man, she remains in custody. Under what law and for what purpose is not clear.
Five young women use memory as a powerful weapon against the shameless attempts of the state machinery of Jammu & Kashmir and the Centre to erase mass sexual rape from public consciousness.
A round-up of what’s happening in the worlds of gender and sexuality