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Militarization in India

Anuradha M. Chenoy

The Indian women’s movement has been engaged in fighting for gender equity, and basic rights and survival issues for women. From sati to women’s empowerment and representation, they have systematically struggled on all these counts with varying amounts of success. The tasks for the women’s movement remain far from complete and despite the wide agenda that remains to be fulfilled the women’s movement needs to engage with other political struggles. Critical amongst these is an involvement with peace movements. This is because the phenomenon of militarization is increasingly affecting the lives of women, especially in the Indian subcontinent. Women’s movements need to question defence budgets and the ...

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