Torture in Kashmir: Human Rights Groups Seek UN Probe in Hundreds of Cases

In the first report on torture, a Kashmir based human rights group has found that 70% of torture victims are civilians and 11% die during or after the torture. Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) and the Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) released the first comprehensive report on torture in Jammu and […]

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IC-814 Kathmandu Plane Hijacking: A Kashmiri Shopkeeper Missing from 19 Years

Around 27 Kashmiri youth working in Nepal were taken into custody by Nepal Police in connection with Indian Airlines plane hijacking on the instruction of Indian authorities during a raid on the intervening night of 27th -28th August 2000. Among them was the 35-year-old Ghulam Mohammad Sofi of Baghat Barzulla Srinagar, who became the victim […]

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Aash: Helping Poor Girls to ‘Tie the Knot’

Last year in October a voluntary group ‘Aash’ run by Qurat-ul-Ain Masoodi organized a mass wedding in Budgam, in which 50 girls were married. The aim was to make the wedding easy for the poor who are of marriageable age but due to low economic stability cannot get married. The brides were gifted with the […]

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For 10 Long Years, School Authority Denied Compensation to Landowner

Video By: Rafiqa Bano | Article By: Nusrat Ali Budgam: In Village Navagam Khag, the Government Boys Middle school is running on Abdul Aziz’s 2 Kanal land. Abdul Aziz, an octogenarian, is a local resident of the village. As per the family of Abdul Aziz, they are directed by the school authority to clean as […]

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Jammu and Kashmir Lakes on Brink of Extinction

Video By: Nadiya Shafi | Article By: Grace Jolliffe Gil sar and Kushalsar lakes in Srinagar are on the edge of extinction due to encroachment and the siltation and the authorities have turned a deaf ear to the issue. The rapidly increasing water pollution is pushing all major lakes to the verge of extinction in Jammu and Kashmir. Disposal […]

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Trade and Agriculture Cripples as Ban on Highway Enters 2nd Month

Video By: Rayees Ahmad | Article By: Nusrat Ali Due to highway ban introduced by State on Sunday and Wednesday of every week, effective from 3rd April, fruit growers have to suffer as their fruit produce can’t be transported on time. Banning of traffic for two days on Srinagar-Jammu from Uri to Udhampur (301.5 kilometers), […]

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After 29 Years Kashmiri Pandit Returned to His Homeland to Begin Anew

Video By: Nadiya Shafi | Article By: Nusrat Ali Roshan Lal Mawa, 74, was forced to migrate to Delhi from Kashmir, in October 1990, when he was shot at by unknown gunmen (alleged militants) outside his shop at the Gada Kocha area of the Zaina Kadal market. He suffered four bullet wounds – three in […]

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