Are Awareness Programmes Enough to Declare a Village Cashless?

Video By: Rayees Ahmad and Rafiqa Bano | Article By: Alankrita Anand Lanura and Manzigam were the first villages in Kashmir to go ‘cashless’, but they don’t even have proper roads, electricity and water supply, never-mind internet connection. Demonetisation was perhaps the first shocker that the current government dropped after being voted to power. In […]

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Success: Ganderbal School Building Renovated By Authorities

Video By: Afroza Mahed | Article By: Nusrat Ali On 17th July 2015, flash flooding hit Kulan Babapora in Ganderbal district in which 2 people were killed and various structures damaged. At least 250 structures including residential houses were damaged besides standing maize crop over 150 kanals of land has also damaged in the village. […]

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Pulwama Village Battling Water Crisis For Past Three Decades

Video By: Rayees Ahmad | Artcile By: Nusrat Ali Residents of Dadoora, Pulwama are facing water crisis from last 3 decades. Water crisis in village made its residents to dug wells on their own expenses. A family has sold 3 sheep to solve the water problem. The entire village has only 2 working tube wells […]

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Justice Elusive when ‘Security Forces’ are Involved

Video By: Basharat Amin | Article By: Shreya Kalra Nine years ago in Jammu & Kashmir’s Shopian, two women from the same family were raped and murdered. There has been no justice since, and that is what they say is justice denied. In India, one judge approximately serves 73,000 people. As of February 19, 2016, […]

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IMPACT: Budgam Village Gets Electricity After 30 Years

Video By: Rafiqa Bano | Article By: Nusrat Ali Nouroz Baba village is located in Budgam of central Kashmir. A population of 200 souls which has 40 households would always remain in darkness after transmission lines of Dar Mohalla of this village developed issues, since then the issue was hanging. Our CC highlighted the issue […]

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Locked and Defunct: How Panchayats Work in Pulwama

Video By: Jahanara Khaliq | Article By: Alankrita Anand Ever since the Panchayati Raj Act was adopted, the panchayat buildings in this Pulwama village are regularly painted and maintained; only to open for elections. A 2016 Lok Sabha report revealed that of the 258,000 gram panchayats (village councils) in the country, only 56,000 have buildings; […]

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Nari Niketan Mendhar in Dilapidated State, Inmates Suffer

Video By: Wahied Akhter | Article By: Nusrat Ali Nari Niketan located at Mendhar poonch with 30 female inwards lacks basic facilities – the girls and women living under this Nari Niketan complain of lack of different facilities. There are seven such home for women in jammu division and this Nari Niketan is one among […]

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Sawalkot Dam: Who’s Development and at What Cost?

Video By: Tahir Mushtaq | Article By: Nusrat Ali In Ramban the people whose properties are going to be broken down for the creation of dam on Chenab river have been protesting against the unfair compensation being allocated to them by the authorities. This project has received clearance from the Indian environment ministry’s ‘Expert Appraisal […]

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Victim of Domestic Violence Killed by Stray Bullet Near Encounter Site

Video By: Rayees Ahmad | Article By: Nusrat Ali Beauty Jan, a 24 year old lady from Batmurran Wanpora Shopian was shot dead during an anti militant crackdown by Indian forces on 19 December 2017. The people agitated against the operation which resulted in stone pelting, forces tried to have control over the situation by […]

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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 […]

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