Topic: Kunan Poshpora

33 years of Kunan Poshpora; Largest recorded incident of sexual assault in South Asian history

23rd February, 2024 marks the 33rd anniversary of the mass rape and torture of Kashmir women by Indian Army in twin villages of Kunan and Poshpora in Kupwara district of Kashmir.

Kashmir: Son of Kunan Poshpora survivor found dead 3 months after detained by Indian Army

Abdul Rashid Dar, a resident of Kunan village in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district who had been picked up by the soldiers of the Army’s 41 Rashtriya Rifles unit for questioning from his home on December 15, found dead on Wednesday.

Kunan Poshpora; Largest recorded incident of sexual assault in South Asian history

23rd February, 2023 marks the 32nd anniversary of the mass rape and torture in twin villages of Kunan and Poshpora in Kupwara district of Kashmir.

‘Disappeared’: The long wait for cursed Kunan-Poshpora family

Khera Begum was one of the twenty-three women who was raped by Army men that night in Kunan. Three decades later, the lightning struck Begum again when the army personnel interrupted the family’s dinner with sharp knocks on 15 December. They inquired about Begum’s 27-year-old son, Abdul Rashid Dar. 

Kunan Poshpora; Largest recorded incident of sexual assault in South Asian history

Every year since 2014, 23 rd February is commemorated as Kashmiri Women’s Resistance Day, inspired by the struggles of the survivors of mass rape and torture Kunan and Poshpora, on the night of 23 rd February 1990. The two and half decades–long struggle of the survivors from Kunan and Poshpora is a part of the larger on-going struggle in Jammu and Kashmir, against the institutionalized and structural violence of the Indian state in the region.