Faizan Bashir

A dirge from Aasifa

A dirge from Aasifa

I was a pure-hearted soul, Innocence would live in myself. I was a girl, Who always kept a stoic attitude. I was a girl, Of a proud nation. I was a girl, Who always remained loyal to her family.   Never had I thought of, Becoming prey to some savages. Never had I thought of, […]

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Asifa narrating her ordeal from heavens

Asifa narrating her ordeal from heavens

Faizan Bashir  I was very contented living together with my parents. I used to take horses to woods to graze them. I was a grown-up child with pure heart. I was never getting bent out of shape to parents for petty things. I had very good friends who often played games with me. One day, […]

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Will Kathua Rape Case meet the fate of Infamous 2006 Sex Scandal Case?

Will Kathua Rape Case meet the fate of Infamous 2006 Sex Scandal Case?

Dr. Reyaz Ganaie The recent gruesome rape-and-murder case of an 8-year-old girl in Kathua, after twelve years, reminds us of the high-profile sex scandal which shook the state of J&K. The scandal in which one Sabeena Hassan and her husband were allegedly involved surfaced in 2006 then reminds us of the way the case was […]

 Muhammad Daniyal

Asifa Bano Rape Case: Exposing the Hypocrisy of ‘Indian Liberals’

Asifa Bano Rape Case: Exposing the Hypocrisy of ‘Indian Liberals’

Asifa Bano was sedated, repeatedly raped and murdered in January of this year. For almost four months, the anger, protest and outpour were all confined to her home state of Jammu and Kashmir, particularly to the Kashmir region. This April there was an almost volcanic eruption of protests against the shameful crime amongst the liberal […]

 Advocate Syed Mujtaba

Rape as a political tool

Rape as a political tool

Rape in a conflict or under repressive regimes, is neither incidental nor private. It routinely serves a strategic function and acts as a tool for achieving specific military or political objectives. Like other human rights abuses, rape serves as a means of harming, intimidating and punishing individual women. Further, rape almost always occurs in connection […]

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Justice for Asifa: Kashmiri students stage protest and candle-light vigil in Mohali

Justice for Asifa: Kashmiri students stage protest and candle-light vigil in Mohali

Mohali, 17 April: Kashmiri students studying in Chandigarh University and other colleges staged a strong protest and candle light vigil against the brutal rape and murder of Asifa. Protesting students from different colleges assembled near Civil Hospital Kharar, Mohali where from hundreds of students joined the protest. Protestors marched towards Kharar bus stand while chanting […]

 Raees Ahmed

Politically Motivated and Wittedly Planned Rape

Politically Motivated and Wittedly Planned Rape

It has been three months when Aasifa, an eight year old child from Kathua district of Jammu division was abducted, drugged, gang- raped and then finally killed mercilessly. But only now we witness huge hue and cry on social and mainstream media, both national and international, and people from all across lending their voices in […]

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Protests in Support of Asifa rock Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi

Protests in Support of Asifa rock Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi

New Delhi: Students from Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi staged a strong protest against the brutal rape and murder of Asifa. Protesting students from different faculties and schools assembled at the Central library lawn from where hundreds of students joined the protest. Protesting students chanted ‘Asifa ke katiloon ko’ fansi do fansi do. They demanded […]

 Abrar Reyaz

Contextualizing the politics of rape in Kashmir

Contextualizing the politics of rape in Kashmir

The horrific and gruesome abduction, gang rape and murder of an 8 year old child in Kathua district of Jammu, didn’t seem to bother and catch attention in mainland India for three months. Maintaining the criminal silence for three months, paving way for cover up in highlighting the case raises many questions. Suddenly, now, after […]

 Sheikh Saqib

Justice for Aasifa: A look at the events

Justice for Aasifa: A look at the events

On January 17, bruised body of a 9-year-old Muslim girl, Aasifa, was found in the forest near Rasana, Hiranagar, Jammu. The girl had been missing for a week. She had bite marks on her lips; nails of her hands had turned black. Her genitals had been brutally lamed. According to police, she had been abducted, […]