2014 Flood Aftermath: 4 years on Zawoora Flood Victims Awaits Compensation

Video By: Basharat Amin Article By: Nusrat Ali Flood victims of Zawoora of Shopian district have been waiting for the compensation for the past four years. During 2014 – floods devastated the apple orchards of Kaniora Zawoora residents. Although authorities have compensated the flood victims, these 5 families are yet to be compensated. Residents blame […]

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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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Visually Challenged Climber of Pulwama Seeks Government Support to Become a Successful Sportsperson

Video By: Rayees Ahmad | Article By: Nusrat Ali A visually challenged climber from South Kashmir’s Pulwama district has won laurels by making it to semi finals in first ever Indian Mountaineering Foundation national sport climbing championship which was held in Jammu. The two days sports event was organized by the Mountaineering Association of J&K […]

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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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Government Evicts Nomadic Communities in Jammu Without Notice or Rehabilitation

Video By: Rabiya Shafiq | Article By:  Alankrita Anand The Forest Right Act of 2006 does not apply to Jammu and Kashmir, making nomadic communities in the state vulnerable to alienation, eviction and violence. “We have lived here for 500 years. Our home was razed to the ground by the government in 2017. We rear cattle […]

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Poor Family Await Benefits From State Marriage Assistance Scheme

Video By: Basharat Amin | Article By: Nusrat Ali In December 2015, State Marriage Assistance Scheme (SMAS) was introduced by the government to support the marriage of unmarried identified girls of the State living below the poverty line who may not find themselves in a position to marry due to financial constraint. Under this scheme, […]

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In Poonch, the Lack of a Road Hampers Education

Video By: Sharaz Sikander |  Article By: Alankrita Anand Governments come and governments go, but in half a century, none has built a road to this government higher secondary school in Islamabad, Poonch. The 17th general elections are round the corner, as are assembly elections in several states. The assembly elections preceding the general elections […]

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Kashmir Uprising 1931 Fallout – Narrative of Eyewitnesses from Pulwama

Video By: Rayees Ahmad | Article By Nusrat Ali Our Community Correspondent, Rayees Sofi interviews eyewitnesses of ‘Pulwama Martyrs’ day that took place on 23rd September 1931, two months after the popular Martyrs’ Day – 13 July 1931 – the day when Maharaja’s forces shot dead over 20 people outside Srinagar Central Jail. This is […]

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Primary Health Centre in Shopian Shines a Ray of Hope

Video By: Basharat Amin | Article By: Alankrita Anand While stories of lack of health services, medical negligence and unaffordable healthcare fill our mediascapes, a rural health centre in Shopian shows the way. Kashmir’s Shopian district is mostly in the news for conflict; as is most of the Kashmir valley. While violence makes it to […]

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