Locked and Defunct: How Panchayats Work in Pulwama

Video By: Jahanara Khaliq | Article By: Alankrita Anand Ever since the Panchayati Raj Act was adopted, the panchayat buildings in this Pulwama village are regularly painted and maintained; only to open for elections. A 2016 Lok Sabha report revealed that of the 258,000 gram panchayats (village councils) in the country, only 56,000 have buildings; […]

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Pellet Guns – Two Shaborzas and Their Dark Future

Video By: Rayees Ahmad | Article By: Nusrat Ali On 31 October 2016, in Rahmoo village of Pulwama, two teenage girls of 10th standard with identical name (Shabroza), were shot with pellets in their eyes by the Govt forces during 2016 unrest. Both of them have lost eye sight in one of their eye and […]

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‘Bandi Pethir’ – Kashmiri Folk Art on The Verge of Extinction

Video By: Basharat Amin | Article By: Nusrat Ali The traditional theatre art of Kashmir which has played a crucial role in communication in the past hundreds of years is called as ‘Bandi Pethir’. The artists are giving away this folk form of theatre and the art is on the decline from the last several […]

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Nari Niketan Mendhar in Dilapidated State, Inmates Suffer

Video By: Wahied Akhter | Article By: Nusrat Ali Nari Niketan located at Mendhar poonch with 30 female inwards lacks basic facilities – the girls and women living under this Nari Niketan complain of lack of different facilities. There are seven such home for women in jammu division and this Nari Niketan is one among […]

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Nadiya Shafi – Srinagar Resident Wins This Year’s Martha Farrell award

Nadiya Shafi, a video reporter from Srinagar, has won this year’s ‘ Martha Farrell Award for Excellence in Women’s Empowerment ‘, carrying a cash prize of Rs 1.50 lakh. The award is in recognition of Nadiya’s commitment towards gender equality and leading gender discussions clubs in her hometown defying patriarchal norms. “The club comprises students, […]

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Pulwama Boys Created a Cheap Model to Generate Electricity

Video By: Jahan Ara Khaliq | Article By: Nusrat Ali Suhail Ahmad Parray, a student and Sameer Ahmad Najar, a plumber by profession of Padgampora, Awantipora, Pulwama, both in their teens have successfully generated electricity, equal to 7 electric lamps from indigenous turbine. They have spent INR 10,000 to develop this model and it takes […]

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Sawalkot Dam: Who’s Development and at What Cost?

Video By: Tahir Mushtaq | Article By: Nusrat Ali In Ramban the people whose properties are going to be broken down for the creation of dam on Chenab river have been protesting against the unfair compensation being allocated to them by the authorities. This project has received clearance from the Indian environment ministry’s ‘Expert Appraisal […]

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Victim of Domestic Violence Killed by Stray Bullet Near Encounter Site

Video By: Rayees Ahmad | Article By: Nusrat Ali Beauty Jan, a 24 year old lady from Batmurran Wanpora Shopian was shot dead during an anti militant crackdown by Indian forces on 19 December 2017. The people agitated against the operation which resulted in stone pelting, forces tried to have control over the situation by […]

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World Health Day: Inside India’s Public Health Centres

Video By: Sharaz Sikander | Article By:  Alankrita Anand According to the Health Ministry, 61% of the Primary Health Centres (PHC) in the country function with only one doctor and almost 8% with none. Ideally, each PHC should have a minimum of two doctors along with three nurses, a lab technician and a pharmacist. The on-ground reality, however, cuts […]

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