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Female Body, Honour, Sexuality and the Use of Rape as a Weapon of War

Sahibnoor Singh Sidhu
Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat, Haryana, India

Volume II, Issue I, 2019

This paper aims to look at the use of rape as a weapon of war in conflict areas around the world. The paper not only looks at why the perpetrators believe this is an effective way of torture and intimidation of the general public but also the result of the same on the survivors and their families. The case of Kunan-Poshpora is a specific sub-topic that traces the history of the issue and the struggle of the people against impunity provided to the state armed forces.

 

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