Saturday, February 29, 2020

21 January 1990: A day of bloodshed in Kashmir’s Gaw Kadal

On 21 January 1990, a procession of civilians protesting against the raids by paramilitary forces were responded with bullets, killing over 50 on spot in Gaw Kadal area of Kashmir. This is the story of the day narrated by the eye-witnesses. Produced by Sanna Irshad...

Manan Wani’s father speaks about his son

Manan Wani, a scholar at Aligarh Muslim University, had joined militant ranks in January 2018. The Kashmir Walla spoke to his father at his residence in Tikipora, Kupwara on Thursday night, who says, "We will mourn for four days for the scholar we lost, but...

Students, residents protest in Pulwama and Kulgam

Scores of people including students from different areas have gathered in Parigam area of South Kashmir's Kulgam district to demand the body of Mudasir Ahmed Bhat.‚Äč Bhat's family claimed that their son was killed in a gunfight with the forces on 25 May in Tanghdar...

In Kashmir, a family is waiting to see their dead militant brother

On 21 September 2018, five militants were killed in Bandipora district of North Kashmir. A family from Pulwama says one of the killed is their brother and is waiting for his body to be handed over to them. The authorities haven't paid heed to...

Altaf Mir of Coke Studio fame talks life, sings new Kashmiri songs

Altaf Mir shot to fame after he sang "Ha Gulo" - a Kashmiri song, for Coke Studio Explorer. Sitting in his Muzaffarabad home, he spoke to The Kashmir Walla about his life's struggles and journey, and also sang two new Kashmiri songs. Watch and...

After her husband killed, widowed mother, alienated by in-laws

Women's Day 2019: Dilshada Jan has been abandoned by her in-laws following the killing of her husband, Touseef Ahmed Mir, by government forces in Sirnoo, Pulwama on 15 December 2018. She is telling the story of her struggle for the first time. Story by Umer Maqbool...

Every Cashmere is not Pashmina

The art of making Pashmina is declining with the introduction of machine made fabrics, say artisans. Story by Asif Hameed Sheikh

After exhumation, bodies of two militants buried amid internet gag, protests

Amid protests, thousands of people participated in the funeral prayers of two slain militants in Kulgam and Pulwama districts of south Kashmir on Wednesday. Yesterday, the bodies of the slain Mudasir Ahmad Bhat of Parigam, Kulgam and Sheraz Ahmad Sheikh of Lajoora, Pulwama were exhumed,...

In Kashmir, the trail of orchard destruction by snowfall

In Kashmir, for a person, an orchard takes over 12 years to bloom and give proper returns. Many plan building of their houses or organize marriages after the harvest season of orchards. The snowfall has devastated such plans for many in the Valley. Story by...

In Conversation with Kashmir Women’s Collective

"A collective for women, mostly Kashmiri, is an initiative to work towards a society where women feel safe and empowered in and outside of their homes." Here members of the collective talk about their work, challenges and issues in Kashmir. Moderated by Faakirah Suraiya Irfan Camera...
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