We should take a moment to join Kashmiris in honoring the memory of Asiya Jeelani, a human rights activist & journalist who edited Voices Unheard, a magazine on women & the Kashmiri struggle. She was killed in an IED attack on April 20th, 2004 at the age of 30 while monitoring elections in Kupwara. Ghulam Nabi was also killed in that attack & human rights activist Khurram Parvez lost his leg. Her contributions are honored at a time when young women & others across Kashmir are taking to the streets to demand justice for Asifa & protest the use of militarized & caste sexual violence.
Her writings are archived by the Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society at:
Photo is Asiya Jeelani.