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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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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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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Braving All Odds Nahida Manzoor Becomes The First Kashmiri Woman to Climbs Mount Everest

Nahida Manzoor created history by becoming the first Kashmiri woman to scale the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest. Nahida scaled the summit on 17 April 2019 along with her Sherpa Guide Mr. Nima Kancha. Nahida is a resident of Zewan in Srinagar. Her father is a shopkeeper and mother a house-wife. She belongs to the […]

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A Young Lady Died Hours After Surgery at Hospital, Family Alleges Medical Negligence

Video By: Afroza Mehdi | Article By: Nusrat Ali On 20th July 2018, a lady namely Fareeda Begum, wife of Jalal-ul-din resident of Hilpatti area of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district was admitted for operation at Trauma Hospital Kangan for family planning. Family members of the deceased claim that post operation the patient was crying whole […]

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Driven by Struggle and a Failed marriage: Kashmiri Housewife becomes Mrs. India

Thirty-six-year-old Nusrat Parveen decided to beat all odds and turn her pain into motivation. She has become the first Muslim woman from India and first from Kashmir to bag the prestigious title of Mrs. India International- 2018, held in Malaysia. Nusrat hails from Yaripora Khanpora village of Kulgam district in South Kashmir. A mother of […]

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Kathua Rape and Murder Case: Justice Awaited

Video By: Basharat Amin | Article By: Nusrat Ali Kathua, Jammu: It has been a year to the horrific Kathua rape and murder case but the people associated with the case, including defense lawyers and public prosecutors, are uncertain about the time the case will take, although it has entered into an advanced stage. “We […]

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Irtiqa Ayub – Kashmir’s First and Youngest Rugby Coach

Video By: Nadiya Shafi | Article By: Nusrat Ali Irtiqa Ayub, a 23-year-old student from Srinagar persuing her BPed from a college is an example of courage who trains students and kids from her locality in rugby. She trains girls in a private school of Srinagar, as in the past she has faced being discriminated. […]

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Woman Started a New Age Brand to Promote Kashmiri Culture

Video By: Rayees Ahmad | Report By: Nusrat Ali In a bid to encounter westernization and promote Kashmiri culture, a woman, Sama Beg of South Kashmir’s Anantnag has started her brand of clothes and accessories named “Koshur Wear”, which has become a trendsetter within a few months of the journey. Sama says the mission is […]

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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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