Young Kashmiri Revives Traditional Musical Instrument

Video By: Nadiya Shafi | Article By: Nusrat Ali The Rabab, as we know it today, is believed to be a newer version of the rabab mentioned in historical texts. Also known as the Kabuli Rabab, the instrument is the national instrument of Afghanistan, from where it made its way into India and was adopted by the […]

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Kashmiri Journalists Continue to Work on Razor’s Edge

Video By: Rayees Ahmad | Article By: Nusrat Ali Shopian: Five photojournalists were hit by pellets while covering a gun battle between Militants and Indian forces in the Shopian region on 22nd January 2019. The injured included Hindustan Times photojournalist Waseem Andrabi, Rising Kashmir‘s Nisar ul Haq, Mir Burhan of Asia News Network, Junaid Gulzar and Kaiser both […]

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Haleema Qadri – An Illiterate Kashmiri Female Poet of Budgam

Video By: Rafiqa Bano | Article By: Nusrat Ali Haleema Qadri is a 43 year old woman from central Kashmir’s Budgam district. She has never gone to school, never held a pen but has come up with her fine collection of Kashmiri poetry. She was born in a poor family of Sugin village in Khag […]

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Enforced Disappearances: The Fight for Justice

Video by: Basharat Amin | Article by: Grace Jolliffe Manzoor Ahmad Dar and Bilal Ahmad Sheikh were allegedly picked up by the Indian army on 30 March 1997. “They were coming back home from work and they were detained.  We also went to the army camp, but they did not allow us,” says Rehmet Begum, […]

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Encounter Aftermath: Family Seeks Justice for Killed Son

Video By: Basharat Amin | Article By: Nusrat Ali Shahid Hussain Mir, son of Mansoor Ahmad Mir, of Gagran area of Shopian was killed by Indian Army during an encounter. On evening of 3rd November 2018, a gun battle broke out between militants and government forces in Gagran-Khudpora village near Shahid Mir’s residence. Family members […]

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Fighting Cancer and Stereotypes Bilquees Khan Takes Up a Beautiful Challenge

Video By: Rayees Ahmad | Artcile By: Nusrat Ali Bilquees Ara Khan, a cancer patient set up a parlor in 1998 in Anantnag town when insurgency in Kashmir was on its peak. Despite the fact she received many life threats to shut down the business, she continued with her passion. Post her breast cancer she […]

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Kupwara Massacre: 27 People Were Killed for Observing Shutdown on India’s Republic Day

Video By: Pir Azhar | Artcile By: Nusrat Ali Every year on 26 January, India celebrates its Republic Day across the country, but in Kashmir one day after this day 27 civilians mostly traders of Kupwara town in North Kashmir were shot dead for observing a shutdown against ‘India’s occupation of J&K’ in the year […]

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Man-Animal Conflict: Conflict On Rise as Space For Animals Shrink

Video By: Rafiqa Bano | Article By: Nusrat Ali As human populations expand and natural habitats shrink, people and animals are increasingly coming into conflict over living space and food.  The man-animal conflict has been increasing over the period of 30 years in Kashmir due to the shrinking of buffer spaces between forests and human […]

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Wall of Kindness: Brings Warmth in Kashmir

Video By: Nadiya Shafi | Article By: Nusrat Ali A voluntary youth group in Srinagar has come up with ‘Wall of Kindness’. It is an initiative to help poor and needy people with warm clothing in the harsh winter of Kashmir. Done in anonymity, people would come and hang clothes they want to donate on […]

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Technology Helps Students to Bypass Traditional Classrooms

Video By: Rayees Ahmad | Article By: Nusrat Ali Basit Mushtaq of Pinglena Pulwama is a budding sketch artist. A 20 year old young boy belongs to middle class family has developed love for this art since 2015. Basit is doing Bsc but besides that he is a sketch artist. He has been learning this […]

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