Tosamaidan – A Deathtrap

A youth was killed and two other persons were injured in a mysterious blast at Tosamaidan meadow in Khag area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on 12 August 2018 when people were celebrating Jashn-e-Tosamaidan, a day when Indian Army vacated the Tosamaidan meadow after 54 Years. The army has been using this place for artillery […]

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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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A Migrant Kashmiri’s Tribute to Kashmir

Video By: Nadiya Shafi | Article By: Nusrat Ali Meanka Handu is a Pundit migrant from Kashmir who currently lives in Delhi. Meanka has reared her Kashmir culture and makes comedy videos in Kashmir language, hoping that she could save her Kashmiri culture and promote it too through Social media. Pouring out her love for […]

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March 20, 2000: Remembering The Chattisinghpora Massacre

Video By: Rayees Ahmad | Artcile By: Nusrat Ali The Chittisinghpora massacre refers to the fatal shooting of 35 Sikhs on 20 March 2000, in the Anantnag district. According to the Indian government, they came wearing Indian Army fatigues to avoid detection, the killers came into the village in two groups at separate ends of […]

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Kashmiri Journalists Continue to Work on Razor’s Edge

Video By: Rayees Ahmad | Article By: Nusrat Ali Shopian: Five photojournalists were hit by pellets while covering a gun battle between Militants and Indian forces in the Shopian region on 22nd January 2019. The injured included Hindustan Times photojournalist Waseem Andrabi, Rising Kashmir‘s Nisar ul Haq, Mir Burhan of Asia News Network, Junaid Gulzar and Kaiser both […]

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Enforced Disappearances: The Fight for Justice

Video by: Basharat Amin | Article by: Grace Jolliffe Manzoor Ahmad Dar and Bilal Ahmad Sheikh were allegedly picked up by the Indian army on 30 March 1997. “They were coming back home from work and they were detained.  We also went to the army camp, but they did not allow us,” says Rehmet Begum, […]

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Encounter Aftermath: Family Seeks Justice for Killed Son

Video By: Basharat Amin | Article By: Nusrat Ali Shahid Hussain Mir, son of Mansoor Ahmad Mir, of Gagran area of Shopian was killed by Indian Army during an encounter. On evening of 3rd November 2018, a gun battle broke out between militants and government forces in Gagran-Khudpora village near Shahid Mir’s residence. Family members […]

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Young Boy Killed By Army After Bang of a Juice Pouch Was Mistaken For Grenade in Budgam

Video By: Rafiqa Bano Article By: Nusrat Ali 18 year old Tanveer Ahmad Wani of Beerwah Budgam was shot dead on 27 July 2017 by Indian Army’s 53 RR men. The incident took place on Friday in the market, when army was patrolling on the road and young student (according to locals) was grabbed and […]

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The Bijbehara Massacre – Narrated by Survivors

Video By: Rayees Ahmed Article By: Sajad Rasool On 22nd October 1993, 43 civilians were shot dead by Indian forces (Border Security Forces) in Bijbehara town of Kashmir. After the Friday prayers, people took to the streets to protest the continued siege of Hazratbal shrine Srinagar which was led by Indian forces. The shrine was […]

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One Year On – This Kashmiri Man Still Remains ‘Disappeared’

Video By: Pir Azhar | Article By: Nusrat Ali One year  back when world was observing International Day of Disappeared , the next day in Kashmir two young men, Manzoor Ahmad Khan and Nasrullah Ahmad Khan, both from Kakad Pati in Devar, Kupwara allegedly disappeared into an Army camp in the hills as per their […]

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