Do you Remember Kunan-Poshpora?
(Zubaan Series on Sexual Violence and Impunity in South Asia)

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A few years back in 1991, on a cold February night, a group of Indian soldiers of the Indian army entered two villages in north Kashmir on an anti-insurgency mission and allegedly raped as many as 30 women.21 years later, rape and murder of a young medical student in Delhi reached every corner of the country leading to a mass protest. All the young women in Kashmir were inspired to re-open the KunanPoshpora case after hearing about the protest. They wanted to go back to the history and look at what happened to the survivors of 1991.

The book named ‘Do You Remember KunanPoshpora’ was an initiative of five Kashmiri women activists who wanted to remind the authorities about the mass rape that had taken place in the valley and no action was taken on that. The book talks about the justice as a question till date, of disgrace, of the responsibilities of the state and about the effect of the suffering.

The book is divided into seven chapters titled: KunanPoshpora and Women in Kashmir, Sexual Violence and Freedom in Kashmir, That Night in KunanPoshpora, Life in KunanPoshpora Today, Inquires and Freedom, People Who Remember and The Recent Struggle: An Insider’s View. The book contains records of police investigation, victims’ medical records and civil society’s perspectives on the case. This book is a very interesting read about the torture that the women in the valley had been facing. The book is easily available on .

About the Author

A forgotten mass gang rape case of two Kashmiri villages is co-authored by five Kashmiri women activists, all in their mid-twenties – Mushtaq, Batool, Ifrah Butt, Munaza Rashid and Natasha Rather. The book was published by Delhi-based Zubaan Publishers as a part of its eight-volume series on “Sexual Violence and Impunity in South Asia”. The book was officially released at the Jaipur Literature Festival.

AuthorEssar Batool
Height800 mm
Length500 mm
Width80 mm
Weight60 g
Language TypePublished
Number Of Items1
Number Of Pages180
Package Quantity1
Product GroupBook
Publication Date2016-03-24
Release Date2016-02-25
Sales Rank21205
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