Saturday, February 29, 2020

Thousands attend funeral, militants offer gun salute

Thousands of people Saturday participated in the funeral prayers of five slain militants who were killed during an encounter with government forces in south Kashmir’s Shopian district. According to reports multiple funerals were offered to the slain militants as atmosphere reverberated with pro-freedom and pro-Pakistan...

Taekwondo in south Kashmir: Drugs Out, Sports In

Aqib Majeed Dar, a young coach started training students in martial arts, especially Taekwondo, a Korean martial art, characterized by its emphasis on head-height kicks, jumping and spinning kicks, and fast kicking techniques, in south Kashmir to provide better exposure to the young residents. Story...

Why 27 October is “Black Day” in Kashmir?

On 27 October 1947, Indian troops officially landed in Kashmir and the then Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, had promised the move is temporary. But here is why the day is observed as "Black Day" every year in Kashmir. Produced by Sanna Irshad Mattoo |...

Muharram in Kashmir: Curbs, clashes and ban

Muharram in Kashmir has turned an eventful time when the government forces impose curfew and curbs on the religious processions led by Shia Muslims. This month several mourners were injured in action by government forces, trying to stop people from taking out processions. Sanna Irshad...

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...

Srinagar goes to polls: What do people say?

Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections in Srinagar parliamentary constituency on Thursday, The Kashmir Walla spoke to some people in Srinagar city, who have different opinions about the electoral process. Reporter: Kaisar Andrabi Camera by: Asif...

Do you remember Suzain?

Nine years ago, on 29 May 2009, two young women, Asiya (17) and her sister-in-law Neelofar (22), married to Shakeel Ahmad Ahanger, went missing in the evening while returning home from their family orchard in South Kashmir’s Shopian. On the following morning, they were found...

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...

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,...

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...
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