Community Correspondents

Shafat Mir Hussein

Shafat Mir Hussein

Community Correspondent Shafat Hussain is from Anantnag district in the valley of Kashmir.Having already made a film about an orphanage & a travelogue, Shafat brings substantial filmmaking experience to the network. He works extensively with the South Kashmir Social Service Society,which enables underprivileged children to access schools & libraries. Corruption, Shafat feels, mars every project in the area, whether it is setting up schools or building roads. Having already documented and shared such instances through photography, he feels strongly that video is a great tool to monitor the implementation of projects scheduled for public benefit; it can nip corrupt practices in the bud. He hopes his community journalism can add to the otherwise scant coverage of the lives of those around him.

Videos from Shafat

“Without Education our Revolution will Lose its Way”: Kashmir’s Youth Recall Curfew Schools

 
/ May 1, 2017

Almost a year ago, the five-month-long Kashmir Unrest had forced schools to shut down due to the constant curfews and unrest, leaving school going children high and dry. Until Kashmir’s youth joined forces.

Fighting the Impending Catastrophe of Land Pollution in Kashmir

 
/ December 26, 2014

The possibility of an epidemic looms large over Anantnag, the second biggest district in Kashmir after Srinagar. After the floods, which hit the region in September earlier this year, the problems of sanitation and hygiene have become manifest. Fumigation of the busy areas in the city, especially the bus stand...

Impact

Education in Conflict: Kashmir’s Community helps Children

 
/ September 8, 2016

On the 50th World Literacy day, Video Volunteers takes you to Srinagar, Kashmir to witness how the local community is supporting its children’s education despite being in a constant state of conflict for the last 60 days. (Know all about Kashmir Unrest here)  The valley’s millions of students have been...

Education in Conflict: Kashmir’s Community helps Children

 
/ September 8, 2016

On the 50th World Literacy day, Video Volunteers takes you to Srinagar, Kashmir to witness how the local community is supporting its children’s education despite being in a constant state of conflict for the last 60 days. (Know all about Kashmir Unrest here)  The valley’s millions of students have been...

People in this south Kashmir Village Trek Miles for Potable water – Shafat Reports

 
/ March 7, 2016

Around 80 households of south Kashmir’s Rakhi Brah village are forced to draw water in containers from some three kilometres away, as the water storage tank which was built by the government has remained non-functional since last five years. The women folk Trek this distance daily to fetch clean water...

Girls of this Budgam village compelled to stay ILLITERATE for WATER!

 
/ February 22, 2016

Video by  Rafiqa Bano | Text by Shafat Mir | 22 February 2016 The authorities seem to have forgotten this village of Budgam district as there is no potable water available to around 800 inhabitants. The women folk have to tread miles to fetch water daily which has resulted in...

Enforced Disappearance of Ashraf Koka from South Kashmir’s Verinag Town

 
/ February 1, 2016

On 27 October 2001, Mohammad Ashraf Koka was picked up by ITBP personnel from his residence at around 7:30 pm and subsequently disappeared. The family of Mohammad Ashraf Koka states that he was picked up by personnel of the 10th Battalion Indo-Tibetan Border Police [ITBP], Verinag Camp. The father of...

35 families lived the year without electricity in Kashmir

 
/ December 22, 2014

A kerosene lamp sits on the switchboard of the transformer stand in Wandelvangam, Jammu & Kashmir. It is in lieu of the electricity to be provided by the switchboard. The residents of the area haven’t had any electricity for about eight months now.   “He (the Executive Engineer of the...