Intense Media Censorship Forces a Cartoonist Quit his Job in Kashmir

In May 2019, Suhail H. Naqshbandi quitted his job of a cartoonist in a leading English Newspaper ‘Greater Kashmir’ after he suffered constant censorship. “I started cartooning from the year 1998. My cartoons were published under the title “Inside Out” in the Greater Kashmir newspaper. It was my first editorial cartoon’s title. Then I left […]

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Water Shortage Across Rural Kashmir Grim

Video By: Rayees Ahmad | Article By: Nusrat Ali Kawni Village in district Pulwama is suffering from the unavailability of water in their fields. Irrigation Pump was supposed to be functional by 2018 but till date, the pump is not functional. 100 households have to make ground to nearby Jehlum river for water, or else […]

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200 People of Krechapathri Detached From Rest of the Kashmir

Video By: Basharat Amin | Article By: Nusrat Ali Krechapathri, A small hamlet in Shopian is far away from basic facilities. The village is located at a distance of 10 Kms from Shopian. A population of around 200 people lacks facilities like safe drinking water, road and bridge. The village road is in a pathetic […]

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Waterhail Degree College- The Unforgettable dream

The residents of Waterhail area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district are aghast over the failure of successive regimes to establish a promised degree college in the area. The Government had announced about Waterhail, Budgam to be allotted a Degree College on 28 February but till date, nothing has been done. Higher education department recently sanctioned […]

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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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