Yashraj Sharma

Yashraj Sharma is a Features Writer at The Kashmir Walla

‘Is my family safe’: Communication blackout triggers trauma for Kashmiris far from home

The communication blackout in Kashmir valley has effectively disconnected nearly 8 million people from the rest of the world after Syed Ali Shah Geelani, the veteran Kashmiri leader, succumbed...

J-K admin imposes ban on unauthorised info about Black Fungus

The Jammu and Kashmir government has imposed a blanket gag on the dissemination of unauthorised information about Mucormycosis, aka Black Fungus, while it declared the highly lethal disease as...

Kashmir’s COVID-19 disaster: In desperate search of life

Dozens of people lined up in a top Srinagar hospital, crammed together in a chaotic queue, waiting for the pick-up truck carrying oxygen cylinders as they tended to their Covid-19 infected relatives. The shouts aren’t louder than the desperation.

Kashmiri artist detained over ‘We Are Palestine’ graffiti

Photographs by Umer Asif. As Palestinians faced devastating Israeli aerial strikes and dozens of children were killed in Gaza, a neighbourhood in Kashmir’s capital city Srinagar decided to express solidarity....

Kashmiri prisoners may never return home — now not even in death

“I might not be able to see my father even in his final times. At least I got to bury my mother near our home; if my father dies of Covid-19, he will never return home.”

‘We will continue to fight’: Profiles from Covid-hit Kashmir

“We don’t know for how long it will go on like this. Even after [the pandemic] ends, many issues like poverty because of it will linger on. And we will continue to fight.”