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UN Rights Chief Concerned Over Kashmir Situation

Feb 28th, 2020 | By

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Thursday voiced her concern over the continued curbs and detention of political leaders in Jammu and Kashmir. Updating the ongoing 43rd Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva on human rights developments around the world, UN rights chief also spoke about the Citizenship Amendment



The mother shares the tale of her seven-months-old daughter Noor Fatima who lost her hand to the Indian shelling

Feb 4th, 2020 | By

Sahibs Matloob, 23, the mother shares the tale of her seven-months-old daughter Noor Fatima who lost her hand to the Indian shelling in Nikyal city of the District Kotli “My husband was out for work and only two of us were at home. Since she born, I was spending most of my lime at home



Story of a 6 year old girl who never get back to school

Feb 4th, 2020 | By

“When I reached the hospital, Misbah was laying motionless at operation table and a team of doctors was busy stitching wounds in her forehead. Her face covered with blood and her white uniform was turned red. At first sight, I was unable to believe she is alive. She is the eldest among my three children



Helplessness of Kashmiri Mothers

Feb 3rd, 2020 | By

A helpless mother is weeping on her fate of losing her young son What would happen if, amidst darkness, around the arrival of dawn, the Indian Occupational forces, harshly strike the door of your house, summoning you to open the door or they’ll smash it. While opening it, you ended it up by losing someone



Story of Fehmeeda Shagu

Feb 3rd, 2020 | By



Story of 7-year-old boy shot by Indian snipers from across the Loe in Abbaspur, Poonch

Feb 3rd, 2020 | By

SHOT AT THE POINT-BLANK Saddam’s mother decided not to send him school on the first day when the school opened after summer vacations. There was news coming from other villages being bombed from across the Loe. She was afraid that while in school, he might be harmed in case shelling starts in this bordering town.



In Kashmir, an empty bed signifies a life lost

Jan 21st, 2020 | By

A female Kashmiri photojournalist describes the challenges and advantages of covering the story of her homeland. by Masrat Zahra The funeral of prominent rebel commander Zakir Musa in Noorpora, a village in south Kashmir’s Tral district I was born and raised in Srinagar’s old town, where I would often watch street clashes play out between



Twitter accused of censoring free speech in Kashmir

Nov 1st, 2019 | By

Activists and journalists allege the micro-blogging site is ‘part of the censorship imposed by the Indian government’. An Indian soldier stands guard in Srinagar, Kashmir [FAROOQ KHAN/EPA-EFE] Rights activists have raised concerns over the removal of hundreds of thousands of tweets, many of them belonging to journalists critical of the Indian government’s policy on Indian-administered



No Kashmiri Flag, Constitution Under Indian-Imposed Changes

Nov 1st, 2019 | By

SRINAGAR, India — India on Thursday formally implemented legislation approved by Parliament in early August that removes Indian-controlled Kashmir’s semi-autonomous status and begins direct federal rule of the disputed area amid a harsh security lockdown and widespread public disenchantment. The legislation divides the former state of Jammu-Kashmir into two federally governed territories. Government forces were



Anxious and Cooped Up, 1.5 Million Kashmiri Children Are Still Out of School

Nov 1st, 2019 | By

Mehak Javid Bhat, 18, center, was preparing for medical school when her high school in Kashmir shut. Thirteen weeks after India unilaterally revoked Kashmir’s autonomy, education stands as one of the crisis’s most glaring casualties.Credit…Atul Loke for The New York Times By Sameer Yasir and Jeffrey Gettleman Every day, Aliya Khan, a fifth-grader in Kashmir,