Jirga and Gender Violence

Suba Chandran, D (2017) Jirga and Gender Violence. Rising Kashmir, 15 August 2017.

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Abstract: Undoubtedly Jirgas in our part of the world, especially in the Af-Pak cutting across the Durand Line has been a historical phenomenon. Some societies, even consider the jirga process as “cultural”; some even substantiate the process as religious – found mentioned in the hold books to settle issues at the local levels. They may be historical and even cultural. But do they create a situation for sections of our society and make them an easy target? The specific question in this context is – do the jirga system perpetuate violence against the women? If so, then should we still consider it as a part of historical evolution of our society, and try to justify through culture? Or is it time, that we look beyond the traditional explanations, and call a spade a spade?
Item Type: In the Media
Subjects: Programmes > International Strategic and Security Studies Programme
School of Conflict and Security Studies > Security Studies
Divisions: Schools > Conflict and Security Studies
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2017 10:37
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 10:37
Official URL: http://risingkashmir.com/article/jirga-and-gender-...
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    URI: http://eprints.nias.res.in/id/eprint/1324

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