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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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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Cattle Thieves on Prowl In South Kashmir – Authorities in Slumber

Video By: Rayees Ahmad Article By: Nusrat Ali The stories of militancy and counter militancy are often reported from Pulwama and Shopian but story of other crimes like theft often get unreported and ignored by all news sections. In these two districts, shops and houses are being looted by unidentified persons during the night hours. […]

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‘Measles- Rubella Vaccination is Safe’ – Health Authorities

Video By: Basharat Amin Article By: Nusrat Ali Rubella, which is commonly referred to as German measles, is a mild infection, but can have serious consequences if it occurs in pregnant women. The measles-rubella campaign marks the introduction of the rubella vaccine in India’s children immunization programme for the first time. The campaign was launched on […]

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Man-Animal Conflict: 60 People Lost Their Lives Due to Animal Attack in 3 years

Video By: Basharat Amin | Article By: Nusrat Ali Over the past few years, there has been increase in incidents related to the man-animal conflict in Jammu and Kashmir. In the last three years, official figures reveal that around 60 people were killed and around 600 injured in man-animal conflict. Mass urbanization, denudation of forests, […]

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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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Government School in Shopian Struggles With Poor Infrastructure

Video By: Basharat Amin Article By: Nusrat Ali High School of Zampathri Keller village of Shopian lacks basic facilities like library, laboratory, accommodation, washrooms and specific subject teachers. The government has constructed a building in 2013 but it was neither taken over nor hand over to school authorities. The building is used by locals for […]

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Justice Elusive when ‘Security Forces’ are Involved

Video By: Basharat Amin | Article By: Shreya Kalra Nine years ago in Jammu & Kashmir’s Shopian, two women from the same family were raped and murdered. There has been no justice since, and that is what they say is justice denied. In India, one judge approximately serves 73,000 people. As of February 19, 2016, […]

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