Meet Aijaz Ahmad: Kashmir’s Transgender Activist

Dr. Aijaz Ahmad in conversation with Community Correspondent Rayees Ahmed (recorded in 2019). Aijaz is a transgender activist based in Kashmir. In a recent move by the J&K Administrative Council in May 2019, Transgenders who did not qualify for financial benefits under Jammu Kashmir Integrated Social Security Scheme (ISSS) will now be given monthly financial […]

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Mohammad Ahsan is Breathing New Life to Uncultivable Land in Kashmir

Video By: Rafiqa Bano | Text By: Sajad Rasool Muhammad Ahsan becoming an inspiration for all. Ahsan migrated from his ancestral place of South Kashmir and purchased some land in the far-flung village of Sutharan located in Budgam. Ahsan is breathing new life to what was uncultivable land earlier and restored its fertility and has […]

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Touyiba Binti Javaid: Kashmir’s Youngest Novelist

Inspired by writers like J. K. Rowling and Charles Dickens, Touyiba Binti Javaid came up with her first novel ‘Luna Spark & The Future Telling Clock’. This book is all about cats where the author herself is a cat named ‘Luna Spark’ aka Coco which lives in a city named ‘Sparky Kittens’. Touyiba was born […]

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NGOs Join Hands with Local Admin to Provide Relief to Ramban Citizens | COVID 19

Video By: Tahir Mushtaq | Text By: Sajad Rasool Government enforced lockdown has affected the daily lives of the citizens of Ramban in Jammu and Kashmir. Local NGOs like Nation First have provided Ramban residents with ration, medicines, masks, sanitizers, and hygiene products for women. A huge number of the population in Ramban is daily […]

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Beekeeping: Towards Saving Humans, Food and Generating Employment

Video By: Rayees Ahmed | Article By: Sajad Rasool At a time when most of the students in Kashmir rush for competitive exams and engineering, Nazim Nazir a 19-year-old young man of Pulwama Kashmir, a college-going student is one of the few youngest entrepreneurs of Kashmir taking his life in a very creative direction. Nazim […]

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Kashmir Struggles With Slow Mobile Internet Services On a Daily Basis

The mobile and 2G internet connectivity was shutdown across Kashmir valley after a gunbattle took place in South Kashmir between Indian forces and Militants, in which the operational commander, Riyaz Naikoo of Hizbul Mujahideen was killed by forces. It resulted in widespread protest across South Kashmir and telecommunication channels were shutdown barring the state-run BSNL, […]

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Wife Murdered | Rise In Domestic Violence During The Pandemic

Video By: Wahied Akhter | Text By: Sajad Rasool Zaitoon Bibi, 37 of Poonch district of J&K became another victim of domestic violence during this lockdown. She was beaten by her husband on the 9th of April and then she was rushed to Jammu hospital were she breathed her last on 11th April. Her husband […]

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Pellet-Blinded Young Man Booked Under PSA in Kashmir | Charged of Pelting Stones

Video By: Rayees Ahmed | Article By: Sajad Rasool Blinded by pellets, suffering from Asthma and gallbladder recently removed, Suhail Ahmed was booked under infamous Public Safety Act (PSA) law by authorities in September this year. Suhail is charged with stone pelting on Indian security forces. Suhail, a 26-year-old young man from Pulwama area of […]

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The Bijbehara Massacre – Narrated by Survivors

Video By: Rayees Ahmed Article By: Sajad Rasool On 22nd October 1993, 43 civilians were shot dead by Indian forces (Border Security Forces) in Bijbehara town of Kashmir. After the Friday prayers, people took to the streets to protest the continued siege of Hazratbal shrine Srinagar which was led by Indian forces. The shrine was […]

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