Encroachment of Grazing Land Rampant in Kashmir

Video By: Basharat Amin | Article By: Nusrat Ali Shepherds in Kashmir are struggling to find enough grazing land for their animals because of the encroachment of land by locals. Grazing land which has shrunk in Shopian, Pulwama and Anantnag is adding to the woes of people who have to carry their livestock for grazing. […]

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Water Shortage Across Rural Kashmir Grim

Video By: Rayees Ahmad | Article By: Nusrat Ali Kawni Village in district Pulwama is suffering from the unavailability of water in their fields. Irrigation Pump was supposed to be functional by 2018 but till date, the pump is not functional. 100 households have to make ground to nearby Jehlum river for water, or else […]

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A Young Lady Died Hours After Surgery at Hospital, Family Alleges Medical Negligence

Video By: Afroza Mehdi | Article By: Nusrat Ali On 20th July 2018, a lady namely Fareeda Begum, wife of Jalal-ul-din resident of Hilpatti area of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district was admitted for operation at Trauma Hospital Kangan for family planning. Family members of the deceased claim that post operation the patient was crying whole […]

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200 People of Krechapathri Detached From Rest of the Kashmir

Video By: Basharat Amin | Article By: Nusrat Ali Krechapathri, A small hamlet in Shopian is far away from basic facilities. The village is located at a distance of 10 Kms from Shopian. A population of around 200 people lacks facilities like safe drinking water, road and bridge. The village road is in a pathetic […]

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Waterhail Degree College- The Unforgettable dream

The residents of Waterhail area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district are aghast over the failure of successive regimes to establish a promised degree college in the area. The Government had announced about Waterhail, Budgam to be allotted a Degree College on 28 February but till date, nothing has been done. Higher education department recently sanctioned […]

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Young Kashmiri on a Mission to Save Lives By Donating Blood

Blood donation is becoming a trend among youth of Kashmir thanks to people like Imran Amin Ellahie and Yasir Rasool. Imran Ellahie has been awarded by Red Cross because of his high frequency of donation and Yasir Rasool has started a venture online as well as offline for the donation of blood. Ehsas.in is an […]

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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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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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