Ather Zia

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A pro-freedom protest

Sunday, January 09, 2011 2:02 AM

Featured Community Voice: Ather Zia

Kashmiri scholar, journalist and former civil servant Ather Zia offers a detailed and rarely discussed history of the elections and campaigns in the disputed region of Kashmir in India. She explains the complicated history of the region and delves into the serious issues regarding Kashmiris' general disenchantment with electoral politics, women's near invisibility in leadership positions, women's political kinships, rigging, and the Kashmiri struggle for self-determination.

Veiled Resistance: Asiya addressing a gathering. Leader of Kashmir's orthodox Islamic separatist women's organization, Dukhtaran-e-Milat (Daughters of the Faith), Asiya has been leading protests against social ills and the Indian occupation...

Friday, July 11, 2008 4:57 PM

Kashmiri scholar, journalist and former civil servant Ather Zia details the range of ways in which Kashmiri women participate in politics. Through profiles of various women activists, she shows that although women differ ideologically and in their political actions, they nevertheless participate increasingly in shaping Kashmir's future.

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