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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...

Playtime for Boys and Housework for Girls: Training in Gender Roles Begins Early

 
/ November 28, 2016

When an 8-year old boy and his 11-year old older sister are interviewed about their daily activities the gender disparities in division of household chores come to the fore. The story powerfully demonstrates how difficult it is for girls to aspire to the same educational attainments as boys, to this...

Playtime for Boys and Housework for Girls: Training in Gender Roles Begins Early

 
/ November 28, 2016

When an 8-year old boy and his 11-year old older sister are interviewed about their daily activities the gender disparities in division of household chores come to the fore. The story powerfully demonstrates how difficult it is for girls to aspire to the same educational attainments as boys, to this...

Ban on Kashmir Reader – A Kashmiri Journalist’s Perspective

 
/ November 23, 2016

On 2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, the Government of India banned Kashmir Reader, a four-year-old newspaper published from Srinagar. It was accused by the government for publishing content “that could incite violence and disturb public tranquillity”. They were further ordered the printer and publisher to  abstain from printing and...

Ban on Kashmir Reader – A Kashmiri Journalist’s Perspective

 
/ November 23, 2016

On 2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, the Government of India banned Kashmir Reader, a four-year-old newspaper published from Srinagar. It was accused by the government for publishing content “that could incite violence and disturb public tranquillity”. They were further ordered the printer and publisher to  abstain from printing and...

World Toilet Day: Community Action helps repair school toilets after a year

 
/ November 18, 2016

On the occasion of the World Toilet Day, Video Volunteers brings you a story of how our Community Correspondent motivated a community to demand for its’ children’s rights for sanitation in school and got toilets made after a struggle of one year. The government primary school of Jangalipur, deep in...

‘Jaagte Raho’, Night Patrols By Youths To Foil Arrests in Kashmir’s Town

 
/ November 7, 2016

Over 7000 youths have been detained by police in the entire Kashmir valley in the nocturnal raids since last three months. Many have been slapped with stringent Public Safety Act and shifted out of the valley. In many areas of Kashmir, youths have been volunteering to patrol the streets during...

Pellets kill 11-year-old School Boy in Srinagar, Kashmir

 
/ October 31, 2016

The civilian uprising against the Indian rule in Kashmir has been going on from July 8, 2016. During the clashes between Security forces, 92 civilians have been killed while as 13000 people are estimated to be injured. As per the reports emerging in local newspaper of Kashmir, 1000 people have...