Kashmir’s Beautiful Keran Town in Far North Lacks Basic Facilities Even in 21st Century

Video by: Pir Azhar | Text by: Shafat Mir. Keran town is located on the Line of Control in Kupwara district of Indian Administered Kashmir. It is 70 Kilometers away in the north of Kupwara town. The town has a population of 7500 people. This town lacks all the basic facilities till date ranging from […]

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Kashmir’s Nomads Too Suffer The Heat Of Unrest, Leave Valley Empty Handed

Video by: Mir Yaseen | Text by: Shafat Mir. The nomadic community of Kashmir, Bakerwals, enter the valley during summer seasons every year. Mostly coming from the humid region of Jammu, these people graze their livestock in the highlands of the Kashmir region which has a cooler climatic conditions all through the summer season. Kashmir […]

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‘Jaagte Raho’, Night Patrols By Youths To Foil Arrests in Baramulla’s Old Town

Video by: Abid Salaam | Text by: Shafat Mir. Over 7000 youths have been detained by the police in the entire valley during nocturnal raids since last three months. Many have been slapped with stringent Public Safety Act and shifted out of the valley. In many areas of Kashmir, youths have been volunteering to patrol the […]

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Like South, North of Kashmir too Celebrated Pakistani Independence Day this Year

In north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, several rallies were carried out on the occasion of Independence Day of Pakistan on 14th August. Women, children, men and youth took an equal part in the day long celebrations, as a show of solidarity and love for this Muslim nation. Throughout the day, Pro-Pakistan, Pro-Freedom and Anti-India slogans echoed […]

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Danish, A 17 Years Old Teen of Baramulla was Shot Dead As He Was At Wrong Spot On Wrong Time

A peaceful demonstration was going on in Nadihal village of Baramulla district. The forces arrived on the spot and fired live fire to quell the protesters which resulted in the death of a 17 year old boy Danish, while he was witnessing the protests from a distance. Two other youth were injured in the incident. […]

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Kashmiri Woman Shot Dead by The Valley’s Own ‘Salva Judum’ for No Reason

Khatija Begum, in her thirties, from Dangerpora village of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district was shot dead by the government sponsored gunmen, Ikhwanis, when this militia entered her village to settle some marital dispute with a neighbor, in 1996. These gunmen fired hundreds of rounds indiscriminately killing Khadija after a bullet pierced through her heart. Ikhwan […]

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Kashmiris Celebrate The Festival of Happiness with Sorrow

Text by: Shafat Mir | Video by: Abid Salaam. This year people in Kashmir celebrated one of the most important festivals in Islamic calendar, Eid-Ul-Azha, in a very austere manner. Community kitchens were established in Baramulla old town, where simple dishes were prepared and men had their lunch together on streets. The Kashmir valley had […]

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