The Kashmiri society experienced most difficult challenge in modern history due to two-decade long armed conflict between Kashmiri militants and Indian security forces. In actually, it proved devastating for the survival of this tiny society in the global map. In brought catastrophic impact in totality on the entire Kashmiri society, especially in the fields related to large scale economic destruction and collapse; widespread social disorder and social disorganization; educational backwardness; mass psychological depression; mass humiliation and people's helplessness; imposed brutalization and dehumanization; forceful cultural aggression; political suppression and oppression; demographic manipulation; social crisis and social anarchy; and social pathology characterized by deviance, crime, delinquency, drug addiction, suicides, perpetual tension and social apathy. Consequently, a generation was lost in this social inferno.
This papers in this book were written in the preceding social context during the last four years. All these presentations portray this greatest social and human tragedy which has consumed about 1,00,000 human beings and gave birth to 32,000 widows, 98,000 orphans, 6,00,000 disabled, 10,000 disappeared and 1000s injured men and molested-raped women.
This book stands for a sociological and scientific presentation of facts and figures from official as well as unofficial primary and authentic sources about short-term and long-term social implications of militancy and militarization in Kashmir. It reveals the existing facts and realities about multi-dimensional implications of conflict situation over a period of last 20 years.
Author: B.A. Dabla
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