A Kashmiri Half-Widow Waiting For Ex-Gratia Relief From 25 Years

Video By: Rayees Ahmad | Article By; Nusrat Ali 25 years ago Mohammad Abdullah Ahanger of Diaroo, Shopian, a Blacksmith by profession left his home for work and went disappeared. His family lodged a missing report in the police station Pulwama, but even then they were not able to find him. His wife is living […]

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Mystery Shrouds a Junior Engineer, Mudasir’s Alleged Suicide

Video By: Nadiya Shafi | Article By: Nusrat Ali Mudasir Aziz, a mother of a five year old child allegedly committed suicide on 7th of May 2017. She is reported to have jumped into the river near Zaina Kadal. Police has not found the dead body and no conclusion could be reached. The mystery behind […]

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Government Apathy leads to Spread of Hepatitis-B Virus in Budgam Village

Video By: Rafiqa Bano | Article By: Nusrat Ali Around 80 people are infected by the Hepatitis B in Aripanthan village of Budgam, located at a distance of around 25 Km from District headquarters. The people in this village have been unaware about this deadly virus for a long time, the virus is spreading rapidly […]

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In 2015, This Ganderbal Family Lost Two Kids in ‘Mysterious Blast’ – Justice Awaited!

Video By: Afroza Mehad | Article By: Nusrat Ali Aadil Ahmad Reshi and Sharik Ahmad Reshi, two brothers from Ganderbal’s Baba saluina village were killed in a mysterious blast when they were playing. This incident happened on 5th August 2015, there was a strike being observed that day and schools were closed. Both were sons […]

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Water Crisis is Women’s Crisis in Guzriyal Village of Kupwara

Video by: Pir Azhar | Article by: Nusrat Ali Jana Begum, is one of the many women of Guzriyal village who have to walk around 1 Km everyday to fetch drinking water for their family. Guzriyal village is located in Kupwara area of Kashmir. Women in this village suffer from multiple ailments, however dozens of […]

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Kashmir Unrest: This is What Transporters and Street Vendors say About ‘Hartal’ Politics

Video By: Sadaf Khursheed | Text By: Sajad Rasool The shutdowns and protests during 2016 Kashmir unrest which erupted after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander, Burhan Wani in an encounter badly hit the local economy. Our Community Correspondent from Sopore, Sadaf Khursheed talked to some local transporters and street vendors and here is what […]

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A Visit Inside J&K’s First ‘Cashless’ Village

Video By: Rafiqa Bano | Text By: Sajad Rasool Lanura Budgam village is located at a distance of 24 Kms from Srinagar city. The village was declared to be the first ‘cashless’ village by J&K Government on 18 December 2016. The declaration of Lanura being a cashless village stunned local villagers. The village lacks basic […]

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Crippled by Poverty, Old Age Pension is a Dream for this Budgam Man

Video By: Rafiqa Bano | Text By: Sajad Rasool Ghulam Rasool of Alam Guchoo village of Budgam tore his documents of old age pension after he was denied old age pension by Social welfare department many times. Ghulam Rasool is crippled by poverty and lives in a single story home in this far flung village. […]

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Defunct Irrigation Canal Fails Farmers in Kulgam

Video By: Sajad Shah | Text By: Sajad Rasool With 70% of J&K’s population depending on agriculture for their livelihoods, there has been a rapid increase in constructions over agricultural land. The lack of proper irrigation to the land is one of the reasons. The receding of glaciers and shift in climate has limited the […]

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