Comparative Study

| Published: September 25, 2015

Feminine Oppression: A Study of the Conflict in Kashmir

Abdul Basit Naik

Research scholar, Department of Woman's Education, Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad, Telangana State, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.108/20150204

DOI: 10.25215/0204.108


Kashmir predicament is not merely the problem of men but women are more pretentious as compared to men. The Kashmir crisis started after the British withdrew from the Indian subcontinent in 1947, but real chaos started from 1989 onwards. This paper will analyze the varied atrocities and assorted extent of violence committed against women from 1989 to 2011. Violence against women (VAW) was not acknowledged as a human rights violation by the domestic and international community for a number of years. It was first addressed at the United Nations Nairobi conference in 1985. Women have been subjugated in Kashmir from last two decades by Security forces. Hundreds of victims were raped, tortured and murdered in reprisal attacks. Violence against women in valley exists in various forms. They are often beaten, mutilated, burned, sexually abused and raped. Such violence is a major obstacle in achieving peace and harmony in the state.

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Published in   Volume 02, Issue 4, July-September, 2015