In our heads, certainly, a calamity of this proportion wouldn’t have been missed by an age of awareness. Surely, with the right-wing running their regimes of roughness; who would have thought that in a godless reign, a deus ex machina would knock our doors and puncture our infallibility?
Women in conflict zones like Kashmir, or from Muslim, Dalit, Adivasi communities are not merely victims of gender based violence. In our case, the perils of power enable violence of a colossal degree and unleash this confluence on our bodies
The attempt to include Kashmiri clothes doesn’t imply some puritan disdain for fashion from other places. However, ignoring our own designs and forgetting our artisan’s livelihood is an absolutely careless.
To exercise a monopoly over the meaning of truth, we compromise on the possibility of truths. Many are ready to kill others for a difference of opinion. Bigotry rules the roost.
Womanhood as defined by Islam needs no amendments. Infact, it is us who need to have the critical awareness to avoid maligning religious principles to oppress someone.
‘Very often, I transmute this virtual group and transport it to a past through my imagination. I place myself and other women on the banks of Jhelum and feel connected to our past.’