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IMPACT | Illegal Riverbed Mining Stopped in RanbiAra, Shopian, Kashmir

 
/ August 31, 2020

Video Volunteers reporting helps to stop illegal mining of sand and minerals from a Shopian riverbed in Kashmir

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Kashmir’s Cricket Bat Industry Provides Livelihood to Thousands

 
/ August 29, 2020

Kashmir and its bat industry, one of the only two regions in the world where willow grows, provides livelihood to thousands of people in the valley.

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Illegal Sand Mining on RambiAra River in South Kashmir Goes on Unchecked

 
/ August 14, 2020

Illegal sand-mining in a tributary of Jhelum poses long term threat not just for the environment but for south Kashmir's sustainability.

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IMPACT | VV Correspondent Ensures Biometric Scan Suspension for Ration Disbursement in Kashmir

 
/ July 29, 2020

Locals from Kupwara, Jammu and Kashmir were forced to scan their fingerprints for ration despite a suspension order from the government.

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A Peek Into the Life and Culture of Kashmir’s Gurez Valley

 
/ July 24, 2020

If Jammu and Kashmir is remote and disconnected, wait till you read about Kashmir's Gurez valley.

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Finally, A Well Functioning Quarantine Centre – In Pulwama District, Kashmir

 
/ July 10, 2020

Our community correspondent reports on the state of facilities at a quarantine centre in Pulwama, Kashmir.

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15000 People Held in a Cowshed With Dead Animals: Vande Bharat Only for the Rich?

 
/ June 19, 2020

What does it look like when a large group of people are made to stay under an open sky with dead animals in the vicinity and no food, water or healthcare to support them?

Hit By Dual Lockdowns, Kashmiri Hawkers In A State of Crisis

 
/ June 11, 2020

India’s Kashmir valley has been in a state of lockdown, much before the COVID-19 imposed lockdown in the rest of India, since August 5, 2019. It has hit street vendors, hawkers and daily wagers the hardest. 27 year old Suhail Ahmad, a resident of Shopian used to sell different commodities...