There is no sector of Kashmir’s economy — be it tourism, horticulture, transport, or trade — that hasn’t suffered losses in the past two years.
“The order was inhumane, we all know how fragile our health system is. If not for NGOs, we would have faced the worst situation last year. Even today amidst the devastating second wave it is them who is helping hundreds."
Both of Mudasir’s parents, his two sisters, and the two toddlers of one of his sisters, have all tested positive for COVID-19. Families poorly aware of the pandemic are left to fight on their own.
“I think more than her illness, I am affected by her condition…the way she is, lying in grief. I hardly sleep. I hardly eat. I only look after her. What if I contract the virus? I have three young children.”
The Kashmir Walla’s Pirzada Shakir spoke with Mohammad Yaseen Khan, president of the Traders and Manufacturers Federation and chairperson of the Kashmir Economic Alliance...
“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.”
For years, the mainstream discourse has restricted women to roles in relation to their male counterparts, witting or unwittingly depriving them of their political agency. More examples of women standing up to challenge the status quo continues to emerge.
When Rameez Makhdoomi reads news of recent deaths caused during the second wave of COVID-19, flashbacks come rushing. Last year a video went viral...
The Kashmir Walla’s Zenaira Bakhsh spoke with Mohammad Salim Khan, head of the department of Community Medicine and Nodal officer for COVID-19 at Government...
Compounded by the new variants of the coronavirus, the loosely checked inflow of the travellers and tourists has endangered the already ailing healthcare infrastructure of Kashmir.