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Part of Kashmir’s history was dominated by the debate on rights and the liberties that individuals can avail. This section has exhaustive reportage of individuals and incidents that keep the debate going on.

Distant Burials

Families whose members were buried by authorities in distant graveyards citing pandemic want the restrictions must be eased now for all, reports Farzana Nisar Dressed in...

Jail Lawyer

Arrested while in the first year of graduation way back in 2013, a young man has cleared his graduation, acquired a law degree and...

Delivering Justice

After the preliminary investigations established that the “terrorist” trio slain in Amshipora Shopian were civilians, the Kashmir parties are seeking a prompt and fair...

The Amshipora ‘Encounter’

Three weeks after an ‘encounter’ in which three ‘militants’ were reported killed, families in Rajouri said they were their young members who had gone...

Unanswered Knocks

Closure of the State Human Rights Commission has deprived victims of human rights violations in Kashmir of their only shot at speedy justice. Almost...

A Mysterious Death?

A fortnight after Jammu and Kashmir lost its special status; a trucker was caught between stone-pelters and the paramilitary and died in South Kashmir....
Woman’s burden Thousands of families, from every section of the society, lost their sole male breadwinners over the past three decades, shifting the burden of looking after them on to the frail shoulders of their women. Left to fend for themselves, they fought against odds to bring up their children and take care of the elders, if any. Waseem Dar meets some of these bravehearts to understand their complex struggle in a man’s world

Woman’s Burden

Thousands of families, from every section of the society, lost their sole male breadwinners over the past three decades, shifting the burden of looking...

The Double Cross?

As cops found their colleague accompanying the most wanted militant in a Jammu bound car intercepted on the highway, it was like a proverbial...

A Minor Story

As the Supreme Court is hearing a PIL related to the detention of minors in Kashmir post-August 5, Umar Mukhtar meets a few boys...
Relatives of political detainees coming out of MLA hostel Srinagar - KL Image by Tahir Bhat

The Jail In Neighbourhood

As the UT administration shifted the detained political class from a Boulevard Hotel to the Lawmakers’ Hostel, apparently for the winters, their families were...

Costly Acquittals

In the 1996 Rajasthan bus-blast case, police booked, among others, four Kashmiris – arrested from Kathmandu and Gujarat. A trial was launched and the...
KL Images: Faisal ahmed Fazeel

Pellets & Classroom

A number of students who were hit by the pellets during last two unrests have faced problems in continuation of their studies. While most...
Ishrat Rashid (KL Image by Bilal Bahadur)

Not In Ishrat

Six years ago, a tenth standard girl felt threatened in a situation and jumped from the first storey of her home in north Kashmir,...
Danish Rafiq Sahil Gulzar

Wrecked Dreams

When cops catch hold of a minor and write him in their records, it marks the beginning of a long crisis for him, reports...

Talking Torture

At a time when the three United Nations officials are engaged in a tense situation with Government of India on the state of human...

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