Shefali Rafiq

Shefali Rafiq is a Trainee Reporter at The Kashmir Walla.

As political killings rise in Kashmir, a son recalls his slain father’s journey

Ahmad is now left with just one regret - why wasn’t he with his father when he needed him the most?  “Neither can my father come back nor will anyone be able to give me justice,” he said.  

Shia cleric detained in Pattan ahead of Ashura procession

A prominent Shia cleric from north Kashmir’s Baramulla district has been detained a day before the Youme Ashura, the main day of remembrance observed annually by Shia Muslims to...

Her sons, husband are in jail. House now haunts a 70-year-old woman

The newly coated metal dishes are readied and kept aside in the room of Zoona Begum. She is hopeful that one day, she will serve her sons and husband...

19 missing remain untraced in Kishtwar village hit by cloudburst

Even as nine days have passed and the golden hours have ended, nineteen missing people still remain untraced after a massive cloud burst hit a village in Kishtwar district...

‘Distance widens, disheartening deepens’: Two years in Kashmir since Aug 2019

It was a week of unprecedented uncertainty in Jammu and Kashmir (J-K) and the local unionist leaders had rushed to New Delhi to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who...

‘It is exhausting’: Fights of the only psychiatrist in Pulwama, Shopian

“This is just like any other day for us. We try to see as many as possible. But there are so many patients that at times it becomes difficult to treat everyone.”