Do you Remember Kunan-Poshpora ? By Essar Batool, Ifrah Butt, Samreena Mushtaq, Munaza Rashid and more.
On a cold February night in 1991, a group of officers and soldiers of the Indian Army pushed their way into 2 villages in Kashmir, seeking out militants assumed to be hiding in the village. They rapped women and pulled the men out of their homes and subjected many to torture. According to village accounts, as many as 31 women were raped.
After 21 years, in 2012, the rape & the murder of a medical student in Delhi galvanized a protest movement so widespread and deep that it reached all over in the world. In Kashmir, a group of young women, all in their twenties, were inspired to re-open the Kunan-Poshpora case, to look at what had happened to the survivors of the 1991 mass rape and to revisit their history. Through personal accounts of their journey, this book, Do you Remember Kunan-Poshpora ? examines questions of stigma, of justice, of the responsibility of the state, and of the long-term impact of trauma.
Do you Remember Kunan-Poshpora ?
About the Author
The book, Do you Remember Kunan-Poshpora ? is written by these five peoples Essar Batool, Samreena Mushtaq, Ifrah Butt, Munaza Rashid and Natasha Rather are students and lawyers who work in Kashmir.