Tosamaidan – A Deathtrap

A youth was killed and two other persons were injured in a mysterious blast at Tosamaidan meadow in Khag area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on 12 August 2018 when people were celebrating Jashn-e-Tosamaidan, a day when Indian Army vacated the Tosamaidan meadow after 54 Years. The army has been using this place for artillery […]

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For 10 Long Years, School Authority Denied Compensation to Landowner

Video By: Rafiqa Bano | Article By: Nusrat Ali Budgam: In Village Navagam Khag, the Government Boys Middle school is running on Abdul Aziz’s 2 Kanal land. Abdul Aziz, an octogenarian, is a local resident of the village. As per the family of Abdul Aziz, they are directed by the school authority to clean as […]

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Specially-Abled Student: Denied the Right to Education

A govt primary school established at Shadimarg Pulwama, in 1974 with 5 room building is defunct from last 5 years. The number of students at the school got less with the course of time prompting authorities to shut it down. when the school was closed the roll of the school was 10 students and was […]

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Budgam Brick-Kilns a Threat to Environment and Human Life

Video By: Rafiqa Bano | Article By: Sajad Rasool According to the official data, 66% of the brick kilns are located in Budgam district. Most of these kilns operate without Govt license and play a significant role in increasing the carbon footprint. The locals at several places have been voicing their concern about this matter […]

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This is What a Gun-battle leaves Behind in Kashmir

Video By: Basharat Amin | Article By: Nusrat Ali In the reportage and commentary on the violence that has roiled Kashmir since Burhan Wani’s killing in July 2016, one aspect has attracted relatively little attention: the wanton destruction of property by government forces. The forces almost always blow up or burn down any house they […]

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Forgotten Village of Kupwara

Video By: Pir Azhar | Article By: Nusrat Ali The remote villages of Jammu and Kashmir are deprived of all the basic facilities and Sheikh Mohalla, Kralgund is one among them. This village is only 1 km away from Tehsil Qaziabad, Kupwara. Everybody here faces one problem or the other; water, the absence of electricity, […]

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10 years On, Budgam School Building Still Incomplete

Video By: Rafiqa Bano | Article By: Nusrat Ali A middle school in Gund Momdar Village of Budgam has been incomplete from years because of manhandling by Government authorities, the owner of the school land has not been compensated and a feud between owner and Government is delaying things more. The school is located 12 […]

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Kathua Rape and Murder Case: Justice Awaited

Video By: Basharat Amin | Article By: Nusrat Ali Kathua, Jammu: It has been a year to the horrific Kathua rape and murder case but the people associated with the case, including defense lawyers and public prosecutors, are uncertain about the time the case will take, although it has entered into an advanced stage. “We […]

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March 20, 2000: Remembering The Chattisinghpora Massacre

Video By: Rayees Ahmad | Artcile By: Nusrat Ali The Chittisinghpora massacre refers to the fatal shooting of 35 Sikhs on 20 March 2000, in the Anantnag district. According to the Indian government, they came wearing Indian Army fatigues to avoid detection, the killers came into the village in two groups at separate ends of […]

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Young Boy With ‘Albinism’ Needs Disability Pension

Video By: Rayees Ahmad | Article By: Nusrat Ali Muzamil Mushtaq, a 15-year-old boy from Pulwama, is suffering from Albinism. He has been declared 60% disabled by J&K health department. Albinism is a rare group of genetic disorders that cause the skin, hair, or eyes to have little or no color. Albinism is also associated […]

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