“Armed Conflict Marginalising Kashmir”, reveals a new book on Kashmir

Srinagar—If the armed conflict con­tinued this way in Kashmir it will push a larger population into marginalisa­tion fold, claims a new book on Kash­mir, “Marginalisation in Kashmir” authored by Hamid Rather, Kashmir-based freelance journalist.

The ‘Victims of Conflict’ has emerged as a new category of the marginalised apart from the historically, linguisti­cally and geographically marginalised groups in Kashmir.

The Book “Marginalisation in Kash­mir” reveals that prolonged armed conflict in Kashmir has swelled the sphere of the marginalized from few historical and geo­graphical groups to almost entire society.

The ‘Victims of Conflict’ (VoC) has emerged as a major category of the marginalised in Kashmir. The ‘VoC’ includes ‘Rape Victims’, ‘Displaced Kashmiri Pandits’, ‘Disappeared Per­sons’ families, ‘Orphan’, ‘Ex-militants’, ‘Victims of Disabling Physical Torture and Mental Disorder’.

The book ratifies the proposition proved by many other researchers that wars and conflicts render societ­ies marginalized and Kashmir is no more a different story which is ren­dered marginalised by the prolonged war. The book also comprehends the media agenda over the issue of mar­ginalisation in Kashmir and has pio­neered the discourse that marginalisa­tion criteria should be set by the media itself and should not be left to the State always. This book is a kind of seminal work conducted with an investiga­tive insight, different perspective and fresh approach.

Hamid Rather is a freelance journal­ist from Pattan, north Kashmir. He has done M.A. in Convergent Journalism from Central University of Kashmir. His interests are social and politi­cal affairs reporting, filmmaking and research to influence the state and non-state actors towards the relevant policy interventions with respect to the groups of people who face marginaliza­tion of any form.

The book is published by ‘New Delhi Publishers’ and is available on Flip­kart, Amazon and New Delhi Publish­ers website. The book will be launched in the month of December, 2017.



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