Government Evicts Nomadic Communities in Jammu Without Notice or Rehabilitation

Video By: Rabiya Shafiq | Article By:  Alankrita Anand The Forest Right Act of 2006 does not apply to Jammu and Kashmir, making nomadic communities in the state vulnerable to alienation, eviction and violence. “We have lived here for 500 years. Our home was razed to the ground by the government in 2017. We rear cattle […]

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Poor Family Await Benefits From State Marriage Assistance Scheme

Video By: Basharat Amin | Article By: Nusrat Ali In December 2015, State Marriage Assistance Scheme (SMAS) was introduced by the government to support the marriage of unmarried identified girls of the State living below the poverty line who may not find themselves in a position to marry due to financial constraint. Under this scheme, […]

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In Poonch, the Lack of a Road Hampers Education

Video By: Sharaz Sikander |  Article By: Alankrita Anand Governments come and governments go, but in half a century, none has built a road to this government higher secondary school in Islamabad, Poonch. The 17th general elections are round the corner, as are assembly elections in several states. The assembly elections preceding the general elections […]

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Primary Health Centre in Shopian Shines a Ray of Hope

Video By: Basharat Amin | Article By: Alankrita Anand While stories of lack of health services, medical negligence and unaffordable healthcare fill our mediascapes, a rural health centre in Shopian shows the way. Kashmir’s Shopian district is mostly in the news for conflict; as is most of the Kashmir valley. While violence makes it to […]

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Kashmiri Youth In Tourist Town Tackle Waste

Video By : Rayees Ahmad Article By: Shreya Kalra A progressive society is the culmination of constant hard work both by the government and civil society. Society cannot arrive at progressive central – it is an eternal journey, and just like human beings, societies, too, are an always work in progress. An incidentally ubiquitous feature […]

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Woman Deprived of Old Age Pension in Kathua

Video By: Shin Niraz  | Article By: Nusrat Ali Geeto Devi, 68 year old woman from Thakur Pur Grore (Sherpur) Kathua is not provided old age pension fund by the social welfare department. Geeto had submitted her application form 4 years back and could not afford to go to the office of the department usually. […]

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Ticking Bomb in The Vicinity of Ramban Village- Is Anybody Listening?

Video by: Rabiya Shafiq and Tahir Mushtaq Article by: Nusrat Ali A store of explosive material has been set up by the highway construction agency at Harrogh village in Ramban with 250 households. The Hindustan Construction Company has set up this store, the Gammon India has created this space for storing the explosives and the […]

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Meet Shaveta Devi, a Budding Entrepreneur from Ramban

Video By: Tahir Mushtaq | Article By: Nusrat Ali Shaveta Devi has started tailoring unit in the Ramban town after getting capital from J&K Entrepreneur Development Institute, she is an inspiration to women. She started her work 9 years ago on a single sewing machine and today she is running a boutique at Ramban town […]

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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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Ramban Bus Stand in Shambles

Video By: Tahir Mushtaq | Article By: Nusrat Ali Ramban Bus stand is in crumbling situation. Bad roads, garbage, over crowded avenues reflect the shape of this important bus stand. Other public transport like Sumo, Auto etc are also parked in the same bus stand as there is no parking space available for them also. […]

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