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India: a culture of Rape, a legacy of Rape

If the ‘culture of Rape’ is argued to be conventional as the discussions on sexual violence followed after a brutal case of gang rape in New Delhi, the masses are seemingly questioning the wide spread … Read More»

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Raped Twice: Marriage, Memory Assaulted Too

Inshah Malik Kashmir “Rape is not merely an assault on a body. Every such violation is an assault on memory which often forces women to shift from living to merely existing.” *** … Read More»

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Education Delays Marriage for Dismayed Kashmiris Set on Wedding Young

SRINAGAR, KASHMIR, INDIA – Farhat Shah, 40, avoids going out of her house and attending family gatherings because she is still single. … Read More»

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Freelance Textile Laborers Seek Protection, Benefits in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, KASHMIR, INDIA – Abdul Rashid Hajam, 65, smiles like a child when he remembers receiving his first payment for a day’s labor as a 10-year-old at one of the largest wholesale markets in Srina … Read More»

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Girls Seize Independence With Scooters in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, KASHMIR, INDIA – Priya Mahajan, 25, has been riding a Scooty – a gearless, motorized two-wheeler – for the last nine years. … Read More»

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HAPPY INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL- No takers for lesser mortals, society watches on in Kashmir

No takers for lesser mortals, society watches on 30,000 orphan girls await marriage Aliya Bashir … Read More»

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Supreme Court Committee to Determine Future of Religious Pilgrimage in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, KASHMIR, INDIA – Lalan Kumar, 28, a resident of Bihar in eastern India, made his pilgrimage to Amarnath, a Himalayan cave and Hindu shrine in Indian-administered Kashmir, in July 2012. … Read More»

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Pollution Kills Thousands of Fish in Kashmiri Lake

SRINAGAR, KASHMIR, INDIA – Locals and officials panicked last week when they found thousands of dead fish floating in Nigeen Lake in Srinagar, Kashmir’s summer capital. … Read More»

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Women in Politics Encourage Change in Attitudes, Institutions, Laws in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, KASHMIR, INDIA – There is a crowd of people waiting outside the office of Shamim Firdous, one of only four women in the Legislative Assembly of Jammu and Kashmir. … Read More»

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Youth Entrepreneurship Restores Declining Craft in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, KASHMIR, INDIA – Arifa Jan, 27, is trying to infuse life into the traditional craft of making namdas, rugs made from felted wool. … Read More»

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