Gafira Qadir

Gafira Qadir is a Senior Features Writer at The Kashmir Walla, who covers human rights, culture, and the intersection of gender and society.

On second day, restrictions around Geelani’s grave

On the second day after Kashmir’s most prominent resistance leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani passed away, the road to his residence is still dotted with hundreds of paramilitary forces...

‘We are orphaned’: Young Kashmiris travel for hours to see Geelani’s grave

Waseem Mir left home at 1:30 am -- three hours after he received the news of Kashmir’s most prominent resistance leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s death on his WhatsApp...

Police fails to trace 21-day-old baby; father, grandmother go into hiding

Jammu and Kashmir police failed to locate a 21-day-old baby -- snatched from her mother immediately after birth by estranged in-laws -- while the infant’s grandmother and father also...

20-day-old baby is snatched from her mother. Court orders police to find her.

A 20-day-old baby - snatched from her mother immediately after birth by estranged in-laws - has become the center of an extraordinary search as the High Court ordered police...

Kashmiri minors illegally detained, beaten; JJ Board says rampant abuse of rights

The Kashmir Walla investigation reveals that the violation of minor detainees’ rights, including the rampant highhandedness by the government forces, highlights a dangerous pattern in Kashmir.

Police files UAPA over ‘Free Kashmir’ banner during Muharram procession

Police has filed a case under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act - UAPA - against unidentified persons last week in central Kashmir's Budgam district on charges of raising ‘Free Kashmir’...