Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Politics and International Relations
Nancy Neiman Auerbach
© 2017 Rohma Amir
This thesis seeks to explain, via four key reasons, the shifting role that women have played in the self-determination movement in Kashmir over time. It focuses on the rise of young women in stone-pelting protests, analyzed through the lens of recent events that have triggered protests, the role of Islamism with regards to women in Kashmir, and the role of young women in the conflict generation. More importantly, the author analyzes the protests of women who have lost family members to enforced disappearances at the hands of the state. It is found that these women use a political strategy that upholds the politics of respectability and relies on the visual, which young women in stone pelting protests also rely on to highlight their cause.
Amir, Rohma, "Pellets, Stones, and Contemporary Kashmiri Women's Resistance: A Politics Beyond Respectability" (2018). Scripps Senior Theses. 1115.
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