In Depth

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Women make their way back to home to assess damages caused by floods in the area. For the last four days, Mohammed Amin Sheikh, has been making long tiring walks every morning from his damaged house in Padshahi Bagh locality of flood ravaged Srinagar – Jammu and Kashmir’s summer capital, to every relief center in the city to find some food for his family. “We have lost everything to the floods. There is no food left to feed children and we are now forced to drink flood water and use it for cooking also,” says destitute looking Sheikh, a contractual

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Part I – Srinagar areas The relief and rescue operations continue in Kashmir region that has been massively affected by the floods. Though, the weather in Srinagar was cloudy on Friday but there has been no rainfall. The Director of Weather Department, Sonam Lotus, has said that their equipments are damaged due to flood waters so they cannot forecast weather. The Delhi Met department has said the weather will remain dry for at least four days. The Supreme Court of India today said the massive floods in Kashmir valley have created horror and that a disaster of such magnitude deserves

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Srinagar As the attempts to rescue and take relief to affected people continue in Kashmir after the massive floods, people are angry against the government in response of delaying rescue operations and not reaching out to all. Srinagar city remains submerged as can be seen in the pictures, the water level in Lal Chowk is almost 6 feet. Several groups from India and within Kashmir are doing their best to send relief and supplies to the affected region. Reportedly, tens of thousands of people are yet to be rescued and there is a major shortage of medicines, food, and drinking

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Living in the opens, relief camps, homeless, people in Srinagar are trying hard to search food. The government hasn’t been efficient enough to provide relief to most of the affected people. The local kitchens are being used to cook food for the people who were able to reach to any dry area. Thousands still remain stranded in their houses, surrounded by water, without any help. The Kashmir Walla received several calls from stranded people’s relatives saying, saying their kiths and kins haven’t eaten for days. Nazir Masoodi, NDTV Correspondent in Kashmir, earlier in the afternoon told the news channel that

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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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Continuous downpour and flash-floods has caused several causalities in Jammu-Kashmir regions since Wednesday. The regions are battling with the worst floods in nearly six decades during which  reportedly 91 people have died so far, devastation of properties, road damages, and cutting several areas from the towns and cities. The river Jehlum and many other streams and canals are filled with water, much above than the danger marks leaving administration with a major duty of controlling the damages and loss of life. People are being rescued from flood and landslide prone areas and taken to safe places. The meteorological department had issued

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It has been sixteen years of wait for the family members of the 19 persons killed in Sailan massacre in Poonch district of Jammu region by the Indian forces in the intervening night of 3-4 August, 1998. On Sunday, the Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) – a human rights group, in association with the survivors of the massacre released a 54 page report, The Anatomy of a Massacre The Mass Killings at Sailan,written and researched by Shrimoyee Nadini Ghosh. Ghosh is a lawyer and researcher, working with the JKCCS on few issues including the Sailan massacre. She documented

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Every year hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from across India visit to the Amarnath Cave Shrine, to pay homage to the Hindu god, Lord Shiva, situated in the Kashmir valley at 1400 feet above sea level. Last year, around 400 thousand pilgrims visited the shrine last year. The last year devastation caused by rains and flash floods in northern state of Uttrakhand has brought it in sharp focus as the environmentalists fear that the increased flow of pilgrims to the ecologically fragile areas could spell doom for the environment and could lead to devastation. Tones of solid waste, left overs

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Gaza, Palestine: Every day ​as we​ are ​bombed we are playing a game​, and when I spoke to my aunt in U.A.E​. she was ​so surprised that we were playing a game. She said really! Yes, really​ I replied​. She asked me what is it? “The game is that you have to know what military machine is being used to bomb us​. She laughed so much​. But she was masking her pain. One could hear the crack in her laughter because she knew with this game we are surviving… its the survival game. ​ ​Identification of the bombing machinery is

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The year 2013 in Indian-controlled Kashmir witnessed a number of controversies, scams, disclosures, killings, encounters and the major news which started the year was Afzal Guru’s execution. At least 190 persons including civilians (38), militants (97) and security personnel (54) were killed this year in different incidents. The pay off allegations, Guroo’s execution, Gool killings, Zubin Mehta’s musical concert, Shopian and Markundal incidents, Hyderpora deadly attack, BOPEE Scam, Shallabhatu incursion and infiltration by Chinese Liberation Army into Ladakh were some of the incidents that will keep year 2013 alive in the annals of Kashmir history. Here is the recap of

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