A Gender Critique of AFSPA: Security for Whom?

  title={A Gender Critique of AFSPA: Security for Whom?},
  author={A. Ranjan},
  journal={Social Change},
  pages={440 - 457}
  • A. Ranjan
  • Published 2015
  • Political Science
  • Social Change
Rape is a form of sexual violence against women perpetrated by individuals, community groups or personnel of state agencies and others to establish their power. All rapes cannot be bracketed into a single category because the identity of the rapist and the one who has been raped may vary. Also, while some rapes elicit strong protests, there are other cases which are tacitly supported by the dominant majority. Rapes in regions of India which come under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act… Expand
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