Severe Army Torture renders two Kupwara friends Handicapped

Qalandar Khatana and his childhood friend, Maroof Ahmed, were subjected to intense torture by the Border Security Force leaving them handicapped. Both of them were accused of aiding militants crossing through the area, a claim which was never proved. Qalandar Khatana lost his both legs while as Maroof had to get his one leg amputated […]

Continue reading


Family Narrates the tale of the killing of their 12 year old Son

Faizan, a twelve-year-old boy, was killed by the SOG(a counter-insurgency unit of local police) men back in the summer unrest of 2010 in Kashmir’s Baramulla district. As per his family, Faizan was chased by SOG men when he had gone outside to play cricket in a local playground. After being hit on the head with […]

Continue reading


Flood hit people in Kulgam village left unaided by Authorities

Aadi Gutno village of Kulgam District was washed away by September 2014 Kashmir floods, the lack of a concrete protection bund on the river Vaishoo till date has kept this village vulnerable. A village comprising of about 600 households lives amid the danger of floods all the time. At the time of floods crops, agricultural […]

Continue reading


Government Run Girls Residential School (KGBV) fails to Deliver in Kupwara

Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) is a scheme launched in July 2004, for setting up residential schools at upper primary level for girls belonging predominantly to the SC, ST, OBC and minority communities. In Aloosa area of Kupwara District, this school has badly failed to deliver because of the poor infrastructure conditions. A new building […]

Continue reading