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By Adnan Bhat | Photographs by Marta Tucci When a Buddhist mob came rampaging through a neighborhood in Ngapúra village of Myanmar and set it on fire, twenty-five-year old Dilafroz Jan was still in the house. She, however, managed to escape unhurt. Soon after the incident in 2012, Jan fled Myanmar with a group of twelve other Rohingyas and sneaked into India via Bangladesh. Traveling mostly by foot for the first three days through rough mountain terrain to reach the Myanmar border, it took them ten days. Then from the border, they boarded a boat operated by smugglers to reach

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The devastating floods that hit most parts of Kashmir region left a trail of damages, loss, and memories that one may never forget. The Kashmir Walla team has visited all the flood affected areas for the last one month and documented the stories told by the survivors. Below here we bring you three such stories from three different areas of Kashmir. Kutt’ie Bund When water from Vishu stream broke the embankment and entered Arigutan village, two kilometres from Kulgam town on the evening of September 5, Mohammed Yosuf Wani, 50, a mason, was in the village. He had sent his

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Representational image for the story. Woman offering water to a girl during floods in Kashmir. Photograph by Shahid Tantray It has been four days since Shabina Khan, a single mother of two, last spoke to her children she had left alone at home in Kursoo Rajbagh locality of Srinagar, before flying to New Delhi for work, a day before massive floods submerged most parts of the city in Kashmir valley. On Friday, Sakina, had come to Delhi and was planning to return home immediately. She had spoken to her kids, Sahil (17) and Shamima (19) over the phone on Saturday

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Aerial view of Srinagar city. New Delhi In Srinagar, thousands of people are still stranded on roof tops or top floors of their houses waiting for help as heavy floods that have claimed more than 175 lives continue to wreck havoc across the Kashmir region. And, with food essentials and medical supplies also running low, the situation could get even worse. The Indian army and air force has been rescuing people and also bringing in supplies from Delhi and Chandigarh to the affected areas. On Saturday, flood waters rose sharply overnight in Srinagar city catching many people living in low-lying

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While the ongoing debate on the recommendations given by Justice Verma’s panel continues. The government of India has conveniently decided to look the other way on the matter concerning amendments in Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) as suggested by Justice Verma committee.In-fact the Law Minister of the country Ashwani Kumar has publicly tried to justify protection provided to Armed forces under AFSPA . The Minister told NDTV “How do you divide the action taken in the line of duty where the circumstances are such that nobody knows what is going to happen?” “The context is different.” These comments coming

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Faizan Rafiq Hakeem By Adnan Majeed After years of protests on the streets of Kashmir for justice, the younger generation of Kashmir have taken the fight to a new battleground “internet” fighting and resisting through the weapon of online campaigns. Making their voices heard and gathering support for their causes, not only from within boundaries of the valley but from across the globe. Such a campaign was launched when Faizan Rafiq Hakeem, a 14-year-old boy was arrested on February 7, 2011 outside his house in Reshibazar locality of Islamabad town and was later booked under the Public Safety act for being

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Handcuffed Waqar Ahmed (right), in a police van in November 2011, with handcuffed minors who were arrested too.. By Adnan Majeed After 277 days of serving illegal detention under Public Safety Act (PSA), Waqar Ahmad Moharkant was eventually released from jail, last month, after the Jammu and Kashmir High Court invalidated his PSA detention order, a draconian law which has been perverted upon by the government for years to quell the voices, raised against it. Waqar, then a second year student at Islamia College of Science and Commerce, was taken into custody by Jammu and Kashmir police, MR Gunj police

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In the summer of 2010, the Jammu and Kashmir government banned the Short Message Service (SMS) in the Kashmir Valley after several people were killed by the government forces during the month long mass protests that had erupted throughout June of that fateful year. The state government was of the view that the SMS service was being misused to spread rumours and contributed to the protests, which led to the banning of the service. However, the stopping of the “spreading of rumours” by banning the service, which in the eyes of the state government encouraged people to come out on

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Banihal Tunnel in the Pir Panjal mountain range, to connect Kashmir valley with rest of the state and India. For decades, the mountain range, Pir Panjal in the South Kashmir was the boundary for young Kashmiris. The valley was their only world; living, thinking and dreaming within its boundaries. Since a few years ago they have crossed boundaries now. Their dreams are not confined to any borders. The younger generation of the valley has started to explore new horizons outside Kashmir. The reason may be the result of lack of opportunities in the valley caused by the long pending dispute

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  By Adnan Majeed India take on Pakistan in their own backyard as a place in the finals is up for grab. India beat Australia at Ahmadabad by five wickets to book their ticket for the semi-final clash against arch rivals Pakistan at Mohali on March 30. The match would be a spectacle, given the past history between the two teams. Also the fact is that the match itself will be played in India, spicing things up. Both countries have fanatic cricket followers who would want their team to come out victorious from this epic battle. In the Kashmir Valley

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