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Gender and resistance in Kashmir: old paradigms, new approaches

Br�nnlund, Emma; Parashar, Swati


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Emma Brannlund
Occasional Associate Lecturer - CHSS - DAS

Swati Parashar


In July 2016, violence erupted in Srinagar and other towns in the Kashmir Valley across the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. This violence came in response to the killing of a popular young militant, Burhan Wani, by the Indian security forces. Tens of thousands of people entered the streets for Wani’s funeral, the processions instantly morphing into protests against India. The demonstrations were met with a heavy-handed response by Indian troops, and Kashmir was brought to a standstill for months by
curfews and strikes. Between July and October 2016, more than 90 people were reported killed and thousands were injured by the rubber bullets used by the Indian army to control the masses (Waheed 2016). As of August 2018, when we finalized this Conversations section, the protests have subsided but a solution to the conflict is nowhere in sight.


Brännlund, E., & Parashar, S. (2018). Gender and resistance in Kashmir: old paradigms, new approaches. International Feminist Journal of Politics, 20(4), 645-647.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 2, 2018
Online Publication Date Dec 5, 2018
Publication Date Oct 2, 2018
Deposit Date Dec 7, 2018
Publicly Available Date Apr 3, 2020
Journal International Feminist Journal of Politics
Print ISSN 1461-6742
Electronic ISSN 1468-4470
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 20
Issue 4
Pages 645-647
Keywords gender, Kashmir, resistance, feminism, conflict, war
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Additional Information Additional Information : This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Feminist Journal of Politics on 5th December 2018, available online:


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