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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Getting in the Game – Meet Kashmiri Girls Excelling in Sports

Video By: Nadiya Shafi | Article By: Nusrat Ali Two Girls from Bandipora district of Kashmir, Sabahat Afreen (13 years), Syed Fatiqah Manzoor (12 years) have participated in 13th Princess’s Cup International Taekwondo championship at Bangkok Thailand on March 25-26, 2017. While as, Aabida Akhtar (25 years)and Rabia Riyaz (18 years) have been selected for […]

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Gender Matters: Hajibal Village – Where Girls Quit Studies Due to Non Availability of High School

Video By: Abid Salam | Article By: Nusrat Ali In Hajibal village of Baramulla Kashmir (14 Kms from Baramulla), most of the girls quit schooling after studying up to 8th standard at a local Govt school. The village lacks facility of a high school and families don’t allow their girls to travel to other town […]

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PSA Continues to Traumatize Kashmiri Families, Especially Women

Video By: Afroza Mahed | Article By: Sajad Rasool After spending nearly four months in a prison. Nazir Ahmad Ganai of Fatehpora Ganderbal was released on 14 January 2017. Nazir was detained on 17 September 2016 after his alleged involvement in ‘anti India’ protests. Nazir’s family blames security forces of humiliation and harassment. Even after […]

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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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BadruNissa – Expressing Sufi Thought through Paintings

Video By: Nadiya Shafi | Text By: Sajad Rasool Badr-un-Nisa Bhat, a 20 year old girl and a student from Srinagar is an inspiration for all. Badr began making paintings at a very young age, she is influenced by Sufi traditions and teachings and has vast knowledge about it. She not only sketches whirling dervishes […]

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Bandipora is Grooming Young Sports Champions

Video By: Aneesa Hamid | Text By: Sajad Rasool A seven year old boy, Hashim Mansoor of Bandipora district won gold in Asian Youth Karate Championship. Hashim won the gold medal by defeating his Sri Lankan rival. Bandipora Kashmir has emerged in news after 8-year-old girl, Tajamul Islam of Bandipora won gold medal in world […]

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Sarjan Barkati aka ‘Azadi Chacha’ Continues to Remain in Detention

Video By: Sajad Shah | Text By: Sajad Rasool Sarjan Barkati came to light during the 2016 Kashmir unrest. An Imam from Shopian district of Kashmir, Barkati is often called as ‘Pied piper of Kashmir’ or ‘Azadi Chacha’ due to his unique way of sloganeering during anti India and pro freedom protest rallies. He was […]

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Return of the Needle – This Kashmiri Duo is Reviving Kashmir’s ‘Dying Art’ Innovatively

Video By: Nadiya Shafi | Text By: Sajad Rasool Omaira and Binish, the young duo from Srinagar has been receiving applauds for an endevour to revive the old hand made art of Kashmir. Private teachers by profession, Binish Bashir and Omaira Qayoom established Craft World Kashmir- An online ordering shop of crochet bootees, key chains, […]

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Forces barge into houses and thrash family members during a night raid in Bandipora

Video By: Aneesa Hamid | Text By: Sajad Rasool ‘they (Police and CRPF) broke into my house during the night and thrashed me and other family members’, Fareeda a middle-aged women narrates her ordeal as how forces vandalized her house and damaged property. Over the past several months of unrest in Kashmir Valley, nocturnal raids […]

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