• “No, you don’t remember Kunan Poshpora, or rapes in Kashmir”: Essar Batool

    ICF interviews the co-author of Do You Remember Kunan Poshpora?

    February 23, 2017

    February 23 is commemorated as Kashmir Women's Resistance Day, in remembrance of the brave and ardous struggle for justice against the rapes allegedly committed by the Indian Army, on the intervening night of February 23 and February 24, in 1991. The Jammu and Kashmir police officially called the case "closed as untraced", until they learnt that a PIL was going to be filed by a group of Kashmiri women. The process of filing the PIL, as well as the struggle for justice so far, has been recorded in Do You Remember Kunan Poshpora?, published by Zubaan. Souradeep Roy and Vidhya from the Indian Cultural Forum, speaks to Essar Batool, one of the co-authors of the book in a three part interview:

     

     


    Read an extract from the book Do You Remember Kunan Poshpora? here.

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