26 years ago, the Indian Army raped more than 40 women and children in the twin remote villages of Kunan and Poshpora in Kashmir. Today, the State Government banned an event in remembrance of the incident.
#KashmiriWomensResistanceDay #KunanPoshpora #NeverForget
ABVP’s justification of the attack was that the students were conspiring against “the idea of India”. Is the “idea of India” fragile enough to be threatened by a small group of young students holding peaceful discussions as their form of protest? Does this “idea of India” need to be protected by planning a calculated witch-hunt of everyone that dares ask questions?
By the end of the book, the answer to the question ‘Do you remember #KunanPoshpora?’ becomes very clear to the reader. It lives on in as memory, in the people of Kashmir and it is this which offers a crucial counter to the state narrative.
FII founder Japleen Pasricha visited Mexico in December at the IGF - Internet Governance Forum to talk about the research conducted for our #DigitalHifazat campaign, that surveyed 500 women and trans* people on their experience of the internet and about cyber harassment and abuse. Watch her talk about the #DigitalHifazat campaign at #IGF2016 and the results of the research project here.
On 18th February, last Saturday, Feminism in India and Punjabi Wikimedians got together at our office in Delhi to edit Wikipedia and add info about online social movements and groups in India that work with marginalized communities - like Orinam.net, Dalit Camera: Through Un-Touchable Eyes, Pinjra Tod: Break the Hostel Locks, I Will Go Out, Gaylaxy Magazine and others :). You can find out... View details ⇨