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Despite living under hardships in Kashmir- which is engulfed in the conflict for decades now, women have made their name in the radio. Initially, it was difficult for any girl or woman to enter any media channel. They were looked down upon as inferiors due to which very few females came forward to contribute to this field of media. Family pressure and societal expectations were another reason that a few women were found on air, at least initially. Back then, people were hardly aware of the benefits of the radio and what opportunities it could provide for women. However, with

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By Asima Nazki This is about the recent “Kashmiri Women Solidarity” drama in Delhi by Center for Policy Analysis (CPA) group. To the conveners with their politically motivated decontextualized recommendations that became public last week.Let me tell you, this is no service to Kashmir and its ailments. As a Kashmiri woman I am seething. This is a subversive game plan which is aimed at nothing but decontextualizing Kashmir issue. It is the pseudo-feminism, where women try to build bridges with women, negating why is it happening? How are the men placed and what do they think? I might be accused

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Aspiring musicians and singers practicing in Music and Fine arts college, Srinagar. She places her radio on the window sill, it falls and she picks it up, stares at it but she feels disturbed. Reason? The doorbell. Rath haz doud (take the milk), the milkman beckons her. Humming a tune, she goes to the door. She has had a dream…a dream of white and black piano keys. While going to school many a times she has stood for hours in front of that corner shop in the neighborhood which sells musical instruments. Black and white, small and large, those shiny,

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A day before Eid-ul-Azha, Shazia Majeed, 28, was found hanging to a ceiling fan in her house. She died in mysterious circumstances. She was a mother of a three year old girl. She had disputes with her husband, Javaid Ahmad Wani, ever since they got married. Shazia, the only daughter and sister of her two brothers was living happily with her family. She was a gold medalist of her batch (at University of Kashmir) and then got a job of librarian in Islamic University of Science and Technolgy, Awantipora. After getting a job her parents started looking for best matches

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Text by Rifat Mohiudin | Photos by Zuhaib Muhammad For decades, Kashmir has been a conflict region. The conflict has left irreparable loss in everything; women have too faced the worst. They are at the receiving end, directly or indirectly. The situations in the Valley caused disruptions in their education, job opportunities and overall development. Kashmir has not offered much to its women. She has spent her life under social and political barriers. Her life has been miserable and hard. Without forgetting her status under which she has been living, she has now started training herself to fly. She has started

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Women protesting during 2010 mass uprising. Kashmir’s women have been called the steel magnolias, the bravest in the world. Brave for having taken every suffering, endured pain and stood up in the height of odds. They have tolerated being widowed, left with no son, ravaged off their chastity and left alone in conditions, which are unbearable for others. But what have we done for them? Apart from mentioning them in the rhetorical talks of their sufferings and praising them with beautiful sobriquets and then “the world moves on”. Once I was travelling from Lal Chowk to home in my car.

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Spinning wheel in Kashmir is an old practice whereby women would remain indoors and earn meagre amount to sustain livelihood. Over the years, this form of labour has declined due to increase in prices of raw wool. Those in the practice say the prices of Pashmina yarn is still the same as was decades back; and thus with the result, the number of women involved in spinning of wool in the Valley had also decreased considerably. Sameer Ashraf freezes some of the moments of a woman with her spinning wheel.

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Nobody said marriage was a cake-walk, but for some non-Kashmiri women who are married to locals here, it has been a hard life. Doctors say some of these women are walking into their clinics and grappling with multiple problems – physical, emotional and psychological. The number of non-Kashmiri women, who have been wheeled into emergency rooms in various hospitals in Srinagar following domestic abuse and are seeking help from psychiatrists to cure Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), has considerably risen. These women are grappling with adjustment issues and have to deal with differences in language, climate, dress, food, living habits, culture

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