Pellet Guns don’t even Spare Media Persons – Xuhaib Maqbool narrates the tale

Video By: Nadiya Shafi | Article By: Sajad Rasool On September 4th, 2016, Xuhaib Maqbool, a photojournalist from Srinagar was hit by pellets. He received pellets in his eyes and ended up losing sight in his left eye. Xuhaib-30, was capturing the images of the protests in NaidYaar area of downtown Srinagar during a protest […]

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Aspiring Singer from Kupwara Lacks Opportunities to make a Career

Video By: Pir Azhar | Article By: Sajad Rasool Showkat Ahmad Zargar of Kupwara is an aspiring self taught singer who wants to make his career in Music and Singing. But due to the lack of possible opportunities in Kashmir he feels his dreams will be shattered. According to Showkat, Government shall offer platform to […]

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Boys with ‘Dead Eyes’ Harassed, Humiliated and Hunted in Pulwama

Video Contributed By: Bilal and Benish Parray | Article By: Sajad Rasool Mudasir Ahmad of Sheikhpora Murran Pulwama has been injured in his eyes and has lost eyesight after pellets were fired upon him by forces during the 2016 mass agitation against Indian state in Kashmir Valley. Mudasir has been detained a few days back […]

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Sikh Community of Baramula Neglected by Authorities

Video By: Mir Yaseen | Article By : Sajad Rasool Kanispora village located in Baramula district of J&K has been without electricity supply from last three months. The local Sikh community feels they are deliberately being neglected by the Power Development Department. As per locals the electricity transformer would often breakdown and was not fixed […]

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Hit by Pellets, the Family of Victim Demands Compensation

Video By: Rafeeqa Bano | Article By: Sajad Rasool On 30 September 2016, Muzamil Nazir Bhat, 19 year old youth from Narkara Budgam was hit by pellets fired upon him by security forces. As per Muzamil, he had gone to market to buy some medicines and was targeted by forces without any reason. Muzamil has […]

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Government is Killing Creativity – Kashmir’s Young Scientist Lacks Support

Video By: Sajad Shah |Article By: Sajad Rasool Mohammad Touseef Thokar a 10th class student of Govt Higher Secondary School Nihama Kulgam received National IGNITE Award in 2015. Touseef came up with an idea “Pebble indicating system for cooking vessel”. Touseef hails from remote Kashmiri village Bagbal Khuri Batpora of Kulgam district. He was awarded […]

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Chatergul Kangan lacks a Road to Development

Video By: Afroza Mahed | Article By: Sajad Rasool In Chatergul Kangan this road is best example of official apathy. The road was taken in hand for construction by PMGSY six years back but since then nothing has happened, the locals suffer immensely and transporters face issues often. The patients can’t be taken to hospital […]

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4 People were Shot Dead in Budgam, a Day After Indian Independence Day

Video By: Rafiqa Bano | Article By: Sajad Rasool on 16 August, Police and CRPF personnel fired upon protesting people in Aripathan village in Central Kashmir’s Budgam killing four youth and injuring many others. “At about 7:50 am, few police and CRPF vehicles entered the village – people were protesting against the night raids, in […]

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BadruNissa – Expressing Sufi Thought through Paintings

Video By: Nadiya Shafi | Text By: Sajad Rasool Badr-un-Nisa Bhat, a 20 year old girl and a student from Srinagar is an inspiration for all. Badr began making paintings at a very young age, she is influenced by Sufi traditions and teachings and has vast knowledge about it. She not only sketches whirling dervishes […]

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