TITLE

ARMED CONFLICT WOMEN AND HUMAN RIGHTS: A STUDY OF KASHMIR

AUTHOR(S)
Bhat, Fayaz Ahmad
PUB. DATE
September 2013
SOURCE
Golden Research Thoughts;Sep2013, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Since Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) many conventions and conferences on Human rights has been held within the ambit of United Nations (UN) and outside it. After almost 63 years of the declaration, human rights violation is a great concern before "modern democratic" world. Nation States have failed to deliver according to convention of United Nations in protecting basic human rights of people particularly during the periods of war and conflict. It is the responsibility and duty of a state to provide security and protect basic rights of its people particularly of the marginalized section of the society. It has been observed armed conflict has both direct and indirect bearing on women rights. Women are not only being denied security and basic rights but are victim of deliberate and programmed violence during the times of war and armed conflict. The valley of Kashmir has been experiencing armed conflict since late 1980's during this period grave human rights violation have been reported from the valley. This paper argues that women bear out of proportion the consequences of armed conflict in Kashmir and suffer grave violations of human rights. Woman has been utilized as an instrument of physical, structural and cultural violence.
ACCESSION #
90226368

 

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