ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Politicising the Street

​ As the Kashmir conflict entered a low-intensity armed phase and saw greater street protest in the 2000s, new expressions of political dissidence have emerged in the Valley. Political graffiti has found resonance, across urban and rural areas, as a form of resistance against state narratives whilst also shielding participants from direct persecution. After initial concessions, the state has now begun to respond with counter-graffiti.

Crimes against Humanity

A report by the Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society records the egregious violations of the human rights of people in Kashmir by the security forces. However, it goes further than previous such reports by looking at the structures of violence where individual perpetrators are viewed as agents of violence in the larger occupational structure.
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