Zenaira Bakhsh

Heroin ‘epidemic’ in Kashmir: Female patients’ lonely battles and stigma

Covering her face with the corner of her headscarf, Asma* was hesitant as she walked through the narrow corridors of a de-addiction center swarmed mostly by men of different...

Muharram majlis: A space to mourn and vent for Shia women in Kashmir

Such majlises have not only provided her with a space to be a part of a gathering for women but have also taught her “how Karbala acts as a school for the world to be better and to stand up against injustice”. 

Sedentary lifestyle, stress, worsening Kashmir’s infertility crisis

When Shariq Masoodi, who heads endocrinology at Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences - a premier hospital in Srinagar, consulted a woman who hadn’t been able to conceive a child...

She lost her brother, son. Now, husband is dead as most-aged militant.

“If Kashmiris had spoken things might have been different. When someone from the police is killed, isn't their body returned?” 

In Kashmir, late marriages push couples into risks of infertility

Rafeeqa Zargar is 43 and her hope of becoming a mother has faded.  Yet, whenever she hears of any gynecologist treating couples to successfully conceive their children anywhere in Kashmir,...

Kashmiri youth beaten outside office in Gurgaon

A Kashmiri youth was beaten by a group of six unidentified men on Thursday evening outside his office in Gurgaon area of Haryana. Tariq Bhat, a 22-year-old from north Kashmir’s...