Tag: Kashmir

Kalaroos: A Mystery in the Mountains of Kupwara

 
/ November 30, 2018

A set of caves in Kashmir’s Kupwara district may be the key to an ancient, underground passage to Russia; and to archaeological secrets.

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Enforced Disappearances in Kashmir: A State’s Denial and a Community’s Agony

 
/ August 30, 2018

At least 8,000 families in Kashmir have lost their loved ones to enforced disappearances at the behest of the Indian armed forces. But the state refuses to acknowledge the problem and take action.

The Endless Wait for Justice: Enforced Disappearances in Kashmir

 
/ August 30, 2017

Parveena Ahangar has united victims across the valley to demand that the state gives them back their disappeared family members.

A Visit inside Kashmir’s First Cashless Village

 
/ February 16, 2017

  Lanura Budgam village is located at a distance of 24 Kms from Srinagar city. The village was declared to be the first ‘cashless’ village by J&K Government on 18 December 2016. The declaration of Lanura being a cashless village stunned local villagers. The village lacks basic facilities, like electricity...

Kashmir’s Survivors Angry at Slow Response to Floods

 
/ October 20, 2014

A month and a half after Kashmir saw the worst floods in a century, rescue and rehabilitation have yet to reach a majority of the survivors. It was civil society that stepped up and started the initial rescue efforts; the army and government’s response to the crisis was less than...

A Visit inside Kashmir’s First Cashless Village

 
/ February 16, 2017

  Lanura Budgam village is located at a distance of 24 Kms from Srinagar city. The village was declared to be the first ‘cashless’ village by J&K Government on 18 December 2016. The declaration of Lanura being a cashless village stunned local villagers. The village lacks basic facilities, like electricity...

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...

Kashmiri Police Constable dies as Protesting Mob Pushed Vehicle into River

 
/ January 23, 2017

Afroz Ahmad Lone, 23-year-old police constable working in J&K Police was killed in Sangam, Anantnag district of Kashmir in July 2015. He met an untimely death when an angry mob, protesting against the Indian rule in the valley, pushed the armoured police vehicle he was driving, into river Jehlum with...