J&K Specially-abled Persons – Need More Than a Meagre Amount of INR 400

Video By: Jahanara Khaliq Article By: Nusrat Ali Jammu & Kashmir Schemes for Persons with Disabilities, known as Integrated Social Security Scheme, is administered by the Social Welfare Department. Monthly grant for the pension is amount INR 400/- Pension is provided to poor physically handicapped persons (including Blind, Deaf, Dumb) having no source of income […]

Continue reading


‘Revised Disability Pension Scheme’ Not Benefiting 100% Disabled Mohammad Shafi

Video By: Rayees Ahmad  | Artcile By: Nusrat Ali   Mohammad Shafi Dar of Maanavji Pulwama was declared 100% disabled by the health department after he fell from a tree while working. Her wife Meema now works in the fields of neighbors to earn livelihood for her and her family. Meema, is paid very less […]

Continue reading


Impact: 65 Year Old Widow Gets Her Old Age Pension After 4 Years

Video By: Rafiqa Bano   | Article By: Nusrat Ali 65 year old widow, Mugli from Alam Gachu Budgam village was not provided old age pension fund by the Social Welfare Department for 3 years. Mugli had submitted her application form but she lives in a far flung area and could not afford to go to […]

Continue reading


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 […]

Continue reading


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 […]

Continue reading


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 […]

Continue reading


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 […]

Continue reading


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 […]

Continue reading


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 […]

Continue reading