Government Evicts Nomadic Communities in Jammu Without Notice or Rehabilitation

Video By: Rabiya Shafiq | Article By:  Alankrita Anand The Forest Right Act of 2006 does not apply to Jammu and Kashmir, making nomadic communities in the state vulnerable to alienation, eviction and violence. “We have lived here for 500 years. Our home was razed to the ground by the government in 2017. We rear cattle […]

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Poor Family Await Benefits From State Marriage Assistance Scheme

Video By: Basharat Amin | Article By: Nusrat Ali In December 2015, State Marriage Assistance Scheme (SMAS) was introduced by the government to support the marriage of unmarried identified girls of the State living below the poverty line who may not find themselves in a position to marry due to financial constraint. Under this scheme, […]

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In Poonch, the Lack of a Road Hampers Education

Video By: Sharaz Sikander |  Article By: Alankrita Anand Governments come and governments go, but in half a century, none has built a road to this government higher secondary school in Islamabad, Poonch. The 17th general elections are round the corner, as are assembly elections in several states. The assembly elections preceding the general elections […]

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Kashmir Uprising 1931 Fallout – Narrative of Eyewitnesses from Pulwama

Video By: Rayees Ahmad | Article By Nusrat Ali Our Community Correspondent, Rayees Sofi interviews eyewitnesses of ‘Pulwama Martyrs’ day that took place on 23rd September 1931, two months after the popular Martyrs’ Day – 13 July 1931 – the day when Maharaja’s forces shot dead over 20 people outside Srinagar Central Jail. This is […]

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Primary Health Centre in Shopian Shines a Ray of Hope

Video By: Basharat Amin | Article By: Alankrita Anand While stories of lack of health services, medical negligence and unaffordable healthcare fill our mediascapes, a rural health centre in Shopian shows the way. Kashmir’s Shopian district is mostly in the news for conflict; as is most of the Kashmir valley. While violence makes it to […]

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Government School in Shopian Struggles With Poor Infrastructure

Video By: Basharat Amin Article By: Nusrat Ali High School of Zampathri Keller village of Shopian lacks basic facilities like library, laboratory, accommodation, washrooms and specific subject teachers. The government has constructed a building in 2013 but it was neither taken over nor hand over to school authorities. The building is used by locals for […]

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Dilapidated School Building Poses Threat to Students’ Lives in Abhama

Video By: Rayees Ahmad Article By: Nusrat Ali A high school at Abhama village of Pulwama is based in an unsafe building. More than 300 students come to this school everyday for education and live under constant threat of life. Teachers have been writing to the authorities time and again reminding them of the unsafe […]

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One Year On – This Kashmiri Man Still Remains ‘Disappeared’

Video By: Pir Azhar | Article By: Nusrat Ali One year  back when world was observing International Day of Disappeared , the next day in Kashmir two young men, Manzoor Ahmad Khan and Nasrullah Ahmad Khan, both from Kakad Pati in Devar, Kupwara allegedly disappeared into an Army camp in the hills as per their […]

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Kashmiri Youth In Tourist Town Tackle Waste

Video By : Rayees Ahmad Article By: Shreya Kalra A progressive society is the culmination of constant hard work both by the government and civil society. Society cannot arrive at progressive central – it is an eternal journey, and just like human beings, societies, too, are an always work in progress. An incidentally ubiquitous feature […]

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