Community Correspondents

Sajad Rasool

Sajad Rasool

A journalist dissatisfied with his work in the mainstream and a committed Right to Information activist, Sajjad Rasool from Badgam, Kashmir is concerned with the wayward development of his state. In spite of being rich in natural resources and one of the major producers of power, many people in the state still have to manage without basic amenities. According to Sajjad, it is the outcome of a lack of vision, rife corruption and zero accountability within the system. He feels that it is only through community media that he will be able to bring out these stories about Kashmir.

Videos from Sajad

Impact

Tosh Maidan – From Firing Range to Paradise Regained

 
/ March 24, 2017

A firing range in a pristine Himalayan meadow finally shuts down after 40 years due to a community movement

Kashmir Floods: A first hand account

 
/ September 30, 2014

It was the closing ceremony of our week-long training workshop on 6th evening. IndiaUnheard had just come to Jammu and Kashmir where 9 new Community Correspondents had been recruited and trained. Our new CCs were excited to begin their work inthe field. Everyone was talking about the flash floods, which...

Kashmir: From Paradise to Hell

 
/ December 11, 2013

Community Correspondent Sajad Rasool has brought us many stories from Kashmir. They tell us a very different story of the ongoing crisis, a perspective seldom reflected in mainstream media and by policy makers. For Human Rights Day, he has written the following piece to explain the magnitude of the violations...

Is creating a culture of accountability in Kashmir, a problem? Khurram Parvez asks the Govt

 
/ December 9, 2016

Khurram Parvez is a noted Kashmiri Human Rights activist.  He has led organisations like Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) and Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) to take strong stands on the police and army brutality in Kashmir.  On September 15 Khurram was detained at Delhi airport...

Is creating a culture of accountability in Kashmir, a problem? Khurram Parvez asks the Govt

 
/ December 9, 2016

Khurram Parvez is a noted Kashmiri Human Rights activist.  He has led organisations like Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) and Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) to take strong stands on the police and army brutality in Kashmir.  On September 15 Khurram was detained at Delhi airport...

Kashmir Tourism suffers due to the continued Unrest

 
/ October 28, 2016

Kashmir has been embroiled in a continued state of unrest since July 8, 2016. The constant state of conflict and curfews since the past four months has affected the tourism industry of Kashmir by almost Rs. 4000 crores. A lonely Shikarawala Abdul Salaam Dar floats on the Dal lake. If...

Five Kashmiri women write about mass-rape that happened twenty years ago in Kashmir

 
/ May 4, 2016

“Do you remember Kunan Poshpora? a book by five young Kashmiri women Essar Batool, Ifrah Butt, Samreena Mushtaq, Munaza Rashid and Natasha Rather investigates the fateful night of mass-rape of over 80 women by the Army in the villages of Kunan and Poshpora in 1991. The book published by Zubaan...

Exquisitely Warm- Souzni Pashminas of Kashmir

 
/ February 3, 2014

Silk threads on a bed of Pashmina– Sozni Pashimnas are perhaps one of the most exquisite pieces of weaving you will ever see. IndiaUnheard Community Correspondent Sajad Rasool visits a small outfit where these are created. Head bent over, her fingers deftly dance with the needle leaving behind a trail...