Representation of Human Rights Violation in Hindi Film Lamhaa

Haseeb, Ahmed (2015) Representation of Human Rights Violation in Hindi Film Lamhaa. In: Film and Literature. Vivekanand College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Aurangabad, India, Aurangabad, India, pp. 171-177. ISBN 978-81-924191-8-3

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This paper deals with the representation of Human Rights violation in Kashmir as represented in the Hindi film Lamhaa directed by Rahul Dholakia. The meaning, concept and definitions of human rights are discussed in detail. Various international and national NGOs and organizations working for the cause of human rights are brought under discussion. Art and literature including art of cinema or film represent the happenings in a society though not showing original incidents but by creating stories and developing plot that stand as metaphors to the real incidents. A Hindi film, “Lamhaa,” directed by Rahul Dholakia is one of them. It is neither a pro Kashmir film, nor an anti-India film. It actually becomes difficult for the audience to place the movie on the conventional platform of either being pro or anti to something. Lamhaa is about the highest militarized zone and conflict hit region of Kashmir. The highhandedness of Army, illegal detentions, torture in custody, sex-scandals, rapes, sex-abuse, cold blooded murders, child abuse both by the Army and militants are shown in “Lamhaa” which are gross violation of human rights.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: English Language
Divisions: College of Languages and Translation > English Language
Depositing User: Dr Haseeb Ahmed Abdul Majeed
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2017 16:43
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2017 16:43

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