Shefali Rafiq

Shefali Rafiq is a Trainee Reporter at The Kashmir Walla.

A decomposed body ends father’s yearlong search for his son

"The body is in a very bad state. There is no skin and the neck is completely cut. Only the feet and the legs have some flesh on them."

In burials of minors killed in 2016, ‘mothers died too’

“My heart died that day. I can't forget my own blood. Even if I had a house of gold, it wouldn’t make any difference.”

Will the barricades help stop Covid? Experts say no.

On the early morning of Tuesday, Javaid Bhat, 32, woke up to see a lane that connects his locality to the main road, in the Zadibal area of district...

‘We are fed up… will quit this business’: Jhelum’s houseboat owners in dismay

At around 5:30 am on 5 September, when the Shagoo family was in deep slumber in their houseboat, the sound of the cracks and water seeping in woke them...

In near-constant lockdowns, Kashmir’s economy is in tatters

After rowing a shikara for three decades in Srinagar’s picturesque Dal Lake, Ali Mohammad took a loan of five lakh in 2019, for repairing his shikara and renovating his...

‘We are stuck’: Communication blackout hits hospitals, emergency services in Kashmir

The roads were deserted with the police patrolling checkpoints and setting up roadblocks. The abrupt curfew and communication blockade left people stranded.