Short film explores women’s role in fighting disappearances

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_gtVB8XN10 When CKS's Ather Zia was a student fellow at the University of California, Berkeley's Human Rights Center, she produced this short film about women's involvement in human rights movements in Indian-administered Kashmir. "I have been dashed to ground," one of the women in the film explains. "One who has felt the pain knows. My … Continue reading Short film explores women’s role in fighting disappearances

Disappeared Men and Searching Women: Human Rights and Mourning in Kashmir

By Ather Zia (Originally posted on SAMAR) In not so recent past most Kashmiri women shared two notable traits. They did not like to buy meat from the butcher and at no cost would they make their grief public. The butcher’s shop was a shunned site maybe because it typified exposure to uncouth, aggressive and … Continue reading Disappeared Men and Searching Women: Human Rights and Mourning in Kashmir

Our Mourning is Real: The Politics of Memorialization in the Activism Against Enforced Disappearances in Kashmir

By Niharika Pandit In ‘The Storytelling of Science’, a debate organized by the Arizona State University, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson talks about Dutch painter Van Gogh’s pre-dawn painting Starry Night. Tyson says that the painting has a foreground—it has Cyprus trees, a village, Church steeple, among other things, yet Van Gogh did not name the … Continue reading Our Mourning is Real: The Politics of Memorialization in the Activism Against Enforced Disappearances in Kashmir