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Do you Remember Kunan Poshpora The Story of a Mass Rape On a cold February night in a group of soldiers and officers of the Indian army stormed into two villages in Kashmir seeking out militants assumed to be hiding there Incensed at the villagers r

  • Title: Do you Remember Kunan Poshpora?: The Story of a Mass Rape
  • Author: Samreen Mushtaq Essar Batool Natasha Rather Ifrah Butt Munaza Rashid
  • ISBN: 9789384757663
  • Page: 198
  • Format: Paperback
  • Do you Remember Kunan Poshpora?: The Story of a Mass Rape By Samreen Mushtaq Essar Batool Natasha Rather Ifrah Butt Munaza Rashid, On a cold February night in 1991, a group of soldiers and officers of the Indian army stormed into two villages in Kashmir, seeking out militants assumed to be hiding there Incensed at the villagers refusal to share any information, soldiers pulled residents from their homes, torturing men and raping women According to village accounts, as many as thirty one women wereOn a cold February night in 1991, a group of soldiers and officers of the Indian army stormed into two villages in Kashmir, seeking out militants assumed to be hiding there Incensed at the villagers refusal to share any information, soldiers pulled residents from their homes, torturing men and raping women According to village accounts, as many as thirty one women were raped The Indian army initially carried out cursory investigations before shelving the case without explanation Kunan and Poshpora have since become known as the villages of raped women, and their residents have found it difficult to escape this stigma Then in 2012, the rape and murder of a young medical student in Delhi galvanized a protest movement so widespread and deep that it reached far beyond India s borders In Kashmir, a group of young women, all in their twenties, were inspired to reopen the Kunan Poshpora case and revisit their history and that of the 1991 survivors Do You Remember Kunan Poshpora is a personal account of their journey, examining questions of justice, stigma, state responsibility, and the long term impacts of trauma With rarely heard voices and concerns, this book gives readers an opportunity to know the lives of ordinary Kashmiris in a state suffocated by thirty years of military rule.

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    1. I read this book curious about the situation in Kashmir which came into my focus with the recent protests in New Delhi and its consequences Northeast India has its own share of problems with the Armed Forces Special Powers Act and I wanted to know Kashmir s story too I knew it would be a tough one There were parts where I just felt dizzy from the description of the intensity of the pain and trauma I feel these words under describe that suffering that the people had to go through The victims are [...]

    2. Remembrance is ours The most striking part about this book was its brutal honesty Having personally interacted with the authors at a book release organised with the alternative law forum in Bangalore, I can safely say that the blood and tears that have gone into this book are tremendous Eye opening post 1984 society book Not to mention rage inducing Must read.

    3. It is a hard book to read I had to put it away every few pages and breathe I d recommend that all of us Indians read it, especially those who have an opinion on Kashmir.

    4. To live in India and not know of the atrocities done against its own people by the State, to live in India and not to hear about the violence and rapes committed by Indian army to the women of Manipur or Kashmir, to live as a proud citizen of this largest democracy and continue to believe in One India this book has exposed to me my privileged and ignorant life as an Indian This book is a work of resistance by Kashmiri women against all oppression they undergo in everyday life This is them saying [...]

    5. Please read this book, it is important to know and the following review contains spoilers.It s the same sordid tale everywhere Be it Kashmir or the ominously sounding LWE Left wing extremism areas or the NE states, or for that matter, anywhere, women are always spoils of the war This theme has repeated itself time and again The manifestation may be different, but the substance always remains the same Rape, murder, abduction, sudden disappearance never to return again, encounters all these are va [...]

    6. The book spans, traverses and tracks a long passage of time 24 years during which the truth of the mass rape of women and the brutal sexual torture of men in the twin villages of Kunan and Poshpora by soldiers of the Indian Armed Forces, was sought to be distorted, denied or buried by the Indian state and its many agencies The story of systemic use of sexual violence to control the society and continuous denial of justice by the Indian state makes me hopeless Social trauma faced by the survivors [...]

    7. This book is about one night in two villages in Kashmir, Kunan, and Poshpora A night that has refused to end for 24 long years, a night that holds stories of violation, injustice, oppression, and falsehood, as well as acts of courage, bravery, and truth This book is about Kunan Poshpora The Story of a Mass Rape On a cold February night of 1991, two villages of Kupwara district in Kashmir, Kunan and Poshpora were under military crackdown A crackdown in which protocols were bent to inhuman levels [...]

    8. I read this book after reading Our moon has bloodclots , so I had some background knowledge about the how and why of Kashmir s situation, starting from dogra rule, the kashmiri pandit exodus to the current AFSPA.To say the least, the events of that night were barbaric and what was worse, these survivors were implicated as liars The book traces their 25 years long journey for justice The reason I was not satisfied with the book is because as a book, it come across as immature The writing is shodd [...]

    9. I always wished someone to come up and write something about true kashmir, not the heaven on earth only, but the hell underneath, people live each day with uncertainty.Until the lion learns how to write every story will glorify the hunter, and the same applies for kashmir This book just stands for them, the people of kashmir Kudos to the authors and publisher for this book I salute for your bravery, for standing strong in the storm, for the truth, for the justice, If anyone wants to know about t [...]

    10. have an opinion that is informed with legal arguments be surprised that the army which can lay down its life in the distant border to protect the sovereign nation called India, can also take lives and rape deep into invisible souls to keep this tag intact, that tag called India understand why the entire country rises against a heinous crime taking place in the capitals delhi or mumbai or any other metro city, but fails miserably to stand in support of the same taking place in a distant land meas [...]

    11. I picked up this book for details of the Kunan Poshpora mass rapes, and the book gave me just that An extensive and intensive insight into the progress of the case, beginning from before the incident took place, tracing it till today A shocking read A must read Don t be swayed by other propaganda news that tells you otherwise.

    12. A haunting recollection of the incident that took place in Kunan and Poshpora back in 1991 and how the AFSPA and other laws provide impunity to the perpetrators of their crime This book also provides an extensive insight into the legal proceedings surrounding the case Do give it a read if you wish to know about the Kashmir issue.

    13. It was quite shocking, as an Indian, to learn that the Indian army subjected men to brutal torture and gang raped women as young as 13 and also as old as 80 of two villages in Kashmir A book that should not be missed.

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