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

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Critique of Statist Narrative of Women Empowerment in Kashmir

Operation Sadhbhavana, an initiative of the Indian state to “win hearts and minds” of the people of Kashmir, is an exercise in militarised humanitarianism which effectively enables increased interference of the military in civil governance. Such statist narratives of empowerment, providing women economic opportunities or funding under various governmental schemes, are insincere as people have no real control over their lives and spaces in the face of systematic state violence.
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