Meter Down: Srinagar Auto-Drivers Charge at Will

Video By: Nadiya Shafi | Text By: Sajad Rasool ‘for the benefit of the public it would be great if meters are installed on these auto-rickshaws, these auto drivers charge as per their will’ says a commuter. Auto Rickshaws are often considered to be the fastest means of commuting in the Srinagar. But, these auto […]

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The Role of Voluntary Committees During Kashmir Unrest

Video By: Sajad Shah | Text By: Sajad Rasool At a time when whole Kashmir valley was witnessing a violent unrest after the killing of Burhan Wani a rebel commander, curfew and restrictions and chaos had become an order. Our Community Correspondent from Kulgam, Sajad Shah paid a visit to District hospital where local committees […]

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Kashmir Transport Industry Left High and Dry During Unrest, Incur Massive Financial Losses

Video by: Abid Salam |Text By: Sajad Rasool The public transport across Kashmir remained suspended during the unrest of 2016. Our CC from Baramula, Abid Salam met some transporters and drivers who earn their livelihood by this sector and seeks their opinion on how they suffered due to continued unrest in Kashmir. As per figures […]

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Traditional Bone-Settler, ‘Wartten Gor’ of Budgam

Video By: Rafiqa Bano | Text By: Sajad Rasool Traditional bone setting is quite popular in India. Traditional bone setters (TBS) are one of the largest specialist groups practicing traditional medicine in Kashmir. These are the indigenous specialists who have never been to any medical college but are able to treat many orthopedic problems effectively. […]

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Common Kashmiris Bear the Brunt of ‘Two Guns’, This Family’s Only Hope was Lost Amid Kashmir Conflict

Video By: Afroza Mahed | Text By: Sajad Rasool In 1998. at the peak of Militancy Farooq Ahmad Ganai of Khurama Barosa Ganderbal was detained by Special operations Group as per family after allegedly sheltering Militants at his home. He spent one and a half year in Jail, and was constantly taken to torture centers. […]

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Watch How Keran Villagers Bear Brunt of Indo-Pak Border shelling

Video By: Pir Azhar | Text By: Sajad Rasool Tension between India and Pakistan grew after the killing of a Kashmiri rebel commander, Burhan Wani in July which resulted in deadly violence across Kashmir valley. More than 100 civilians were killed while as the number of injured people has been estimated to be 20 thousand […]

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Hand Made Carpet Art on Decline in Kashmir

Video By: Sajad Shah | Text By: Sajad Rasool Kulgam, Kashmir: The Handmade carpets of Kashmir are world famous. But with the introduction of machine made carpets, the demand for this exquisite matting from Kashmir has saw decline in demand. The old carpet makers are finding it difficult to find new trainees for this craft.This […]

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12 Year Old Junaid Pelleted to Death – Family Questions the Role of Media and Administration

Video By: Nadiya Shafi | Text By: Sajad Rasool In October 2016, Junaid Ahmad Akhoon, a class 7th student was hit by over 100 pellets fired by forces when he was coming inside his home. Family questions doctors for misleading them and blames media for biased reporting of the incident. Junaid became 94th victim during […]

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Crippled by Poverty, Old Age Pension is a Dream for this Budgam Man

Video By: Rafiqa Bano | Text By: Sajad Rasool Ghulam Rasool of Alam Guchoo village of Budgam tore his documents of old age pension after he was denied old age pension by Social welfare department many times. Ghulam Rasool is crippled by poverty and lives in a single story home in this far flung village. […]

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