Saderkot Bala Victims Await Justice As The Culprits Roam Freely

on 5th October 1996, Rashid Billa an infamous government sponsored gunman killed four people from a single family in Saderkot bala village of Bandipora and three others. Despite the High Court directions for his arrest in November 2015, he still roams free. Rashid was associated with the Ikhwan group (a state sponsored counter-insurgency group backed […]

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Plight of a Half Widow of Sumbal village in Kashmir – Aneesa Reports

Ghulam Nabi Parra from Sumbal area of Bandipora district was picked up by the government forces and remains disappeared since 1994. His wife, Nandi Begum, is living the life of a half widow in abject poverty since then. Half–widow is a term given to Kashmiri women whose husbands have disappeared and were still missing during the […]

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In Kashmir, Indira Awaas Yojana Provides Shelter to Influential People Only

Video and Text by Shafat Mir. Bashir Ahmed Dar, a poor resident of Chontipora Village of Verinag in Anantnag district, is residing in a single room mud house with his two grown up children and wife. The government has introduced a scheme, Indira Awas Yojana, under which needful families like this are provided material and […]

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In 1995, Police in Kashmir Demanded One Lac Bribe For Lodging a Missing report

Nazir Ahmad Dar, a resident of Chicharpora village in the outskirts of Anantnag district had gone missing way back in 1995. Nazir worked at a Baker’s shop few kilometers away from his home. He used to leave for work before dawn everyday and return home in the evening. His father, Ali Mohammed Dar, was unable […]

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