Author Umar Mukhtar

Umar Mukhtar is a Srinagar based journalist. He is covering human rights and the changing political landscape of the valley.


Cold Homes

As Kashmir gave up its traditional architecture paving way for fashionable concrete and glasshouses, the…


Rendered Jobless

As non-local mining concerns bagged most of the mining works across Kashmir, tendered at the…


The Tulip Hands

As thousands of people enjoy the colourful Tulips bloom in millions amid high-cost celebrations, the…


A Reading Room 

A woman in Jammu sets up a library on her property to encourage students to…


Amshipora Redux?

Days after the sleuths completed investigations in the July 2020 fake encounter involving the killing…


Orchard Massacres

The Forest Department issued notices to all the ‘encroachers’ everywhere. But a patch on Budgam-Pulwama…


Jail Lawyer

Arrested while in the first year of graduation way back in 2013, a young man…

Cover Story

Law of The Jungle

Demolition of numerous “illegal” seasonal hutments of the nomadic tribes across Kashmir and Jammu by…

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