Abhinanda Home: Kashmir’s Oldest School for Special Children in Shambles

Video By: Nadiya Shafi | Article By: Nusrat Ali Kashmir’s oldest school for deaf, dumb and blind students-Abhinanda Home-   was established in 1941. The institute has been imparting education to specially-abled children for decades now. Located on the roadside in Srinagar’s Rambagh area, the Abhinanda Home has two buildings and a spacious lawn. It […]

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Kalai: A Historical Kashmiri Monument Carves For Attention

Video By: Nadiya Shafi | Article By: Nusrat Ali Located on the outer boundaries of “Sheher-e-Khaas”, the old city of Srinagar, the “Hariparbat Fort” and Kalai are two important marks of Kashmir’s rich heritage. Kalai is the outer boundary wall of the fort and has several entry points that lead to the Hariparbat Fort which […]

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Meet Kashmir’s ‘Bacche Koutt’ – ‘Dancing Man’ who Dresses Like Women and Performs

Video By: Abid Salam | Article By: Nusrat Ali A ‘Bacche koutt’ Mohamad Ashraf father of five children is still trying to keep the age old tradition of singing and dancing alive in Baramulla, despite facing harsh criticism. For doing this dance especially in wedding parties, Ashraf wears women attire. He still has enthusiasm to […]

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Extra-judicial group of former militants shoots dead seven civilians | KashmirUnheard

The militants, known as Ikhwanis, barged into the homes of seven civilians during the evening and shot the family dead on 5th October 1996. The family has filed a case before the High court of Jammu and Kashmir to reopen the investigations. Notice has been has been issued in May to main accused Abdul Rashid Parray, an […]

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Rehabilitation of the Kashmir Valley | Tabassum Khanum reporting from Kasmir

January 30; Kupwara, Kashmir The floods that hit Kashmir valley in September last year, swelled the Khemil river that resulted in devastation of crops in Kupwara district. What made things worse for the residents was the lack of dredging in the river: the fertile land was fast turning barren. Community Correspondent Tabassum took the grievances […]

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People of Kashmir speak on why they voted and why they didn’t

Video Volunteers has long recognised that there is a problem with the media coverage of Kashmir, and in response, we decided to bring our model of community video to Kashmir in September 2013, when we trained 11 Right to Information (RTI) activists as video reporters. The timing was fortuitous, because on the day the training […]

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SUCCESS: In Kashmir, a medical centre is functioning again

An allopathic dispensary in rural Kashmir remained closed most of the time and no doctors were assigned to it. Community Correspondent Peer Azhar reported on the issue and with the help of his community brought change. Now the dispensary stays open for six-days-a-week and paramedical staff visits regularly. While the region is still battling with […]

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Kashmir Flood Survivors still wait for compensation

As the Assembly Elections come to a close in Jammu & Kashmir, those affected by September’s floods continue to wait on relief and compensation. Will the newly formed government be able to take on this mammoth task? This report from Lelhaar in Pulwama evidences the damage done to the lives and properties of people in […]

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