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Umar Mukhtar

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

‘Roshni Act Has Not Benefited Jammu Muslims’

Gujjar activist Talib Hussain who went to jail for his activism in Kathua is finally contesting the DDC election from Kokernag in South Kashmir....

Law of The Jungle

Demolition of numerous “illegal” seasonal hutments of the nomadic tribes across Kashmir and Jammu by the authorities has triggered an outcry in Kashmir and...

‘DAK Should Ask People To Use Electricity Judiciously’

Chief Engineer PDD, Aijaz A Dar tells Umar Mukhtar KASHMIR LIFE (KL): Winters have set in and the power curtailments have also returned. Is this how the winters...

Land Unlocked

The new land laws promulgated by the central government for Jammu and Kashmir have triggered a new wave of insecurity, reports Umar Mukhtar On October 26,...

A Pencil Village

A small village in Pulwama supplies more than two-thirds of the raw material to one of India’s major pencil makers pushing Chinese and German...

Community Graveyard

With burial land getting scarce by the day in Srinagar, an NGO has taken upon itself the task of burying the unclaimed bodies and...

Covid-19: 1430 Deaths After

Seven months into the Coronavirus pandemic, Jammu and Kashmir is struggling to cope with the rising number of infections and deaths. With winter approaching,...

A Tragic Death

Journalist Javaid Ahmad dies of sudden cardiac arrest while on way to his office, Umar Mukhtar, his friend writes In a tragic development, Javaid Ahmad,...

Grave No 65, 66, 67 Opened in Gantmulla Graveyard, Bodies Shifted To Rajouri

by Umar Mukhtar SRINAGAR: On Saturday morning around 5:30 am, the bodies of three labourers from Rajouri were exhumed and handed over to their families...

Got My Wallet, Lost My Friend

by Umar Mukhtar SRINAGAR: It was just the routine on October 1. I had to meet a person regarding my story. Till noon everything was...

Unreal Class, Real Tensions

Teachers recount the travails of delivering online lectures at 2G speed, reports Umar Mukhtar At 8 am,  Rafia, a school teacher, keeps her cell phone connected...

‘We Want Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh To Be One’

A former Jammu and Kashmir cabinet minister Qamar Ali Akhoon has watched with dismay the transformation of Ladakh over the last year. As one...

Helplessly I Watched My Uncle Die In Kashmir’s Doctor Abundant Hospital

by Umar Mukhtar PULWAMA: After the divine help, it is the doctor, who can bring a person back to life from the border of death....

Rendered Vulnerable

Families who lost their homes to gun battles in recent days are shelter-less and vulnerable to the spread of Covid-19, reports Umar Mukhtar Beighpora,  a nondescript...

‘Question of Mass Promotion Does Not Arise’

Dr Nisar Ahmad, Registrar of The University of Kashmir tells Umar Mukhtar KASHMIR LIFE (KL): As the pandemic has forced all the institutions to shut their activities what...