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Gowhar Geelani

Gowhar Geelani


Gowhar Geelani is a well known journalist, author and commentator. His writing shines a light on the lives and struggles of marginalized groups and provides an honest account of their stories. His book Kashmir: Rage and Reason, published in 2019 provides critical analysis of the regions history, the struggle for identity in a context of violence, nationalism and the many betrayals suffered by the Kashmiri people over the years.

Geelani has been a critical voice, against human rights violations by the Indian state and military control over the region.  His work has been published in national and international news portals including the BBC, Deutsche Welle, The Telegraph, Race and Class, India Today and The Federal.

Human rights defenders in India face a diverse range of attacks and harassment from state and non-state actors alike, including killing, physical assault, arbitrary detention, threats and judicial harassment.