Human Rights

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.

Summer Slaughter

In one year, it took Tahir Bhat eight visits to police station Vilgam to attempt getting even the basic information about a watershed event....

Molvi’s Murder

It has been years since the only brother of five Ganderbal sisters was murdered in a distant Rajasthan town where he was enrolled in...

A Withered Witness

Witness to the ups and downs in Shehr-e-Khas, Siddiq Sodaghar remembers all events between the Nala Mar filling to the worst of Sher-Bakra feud....

Horror In Hawoora

A good boy’s sweet dream sent the entire village to clear the graveyard from weeds and shrubs and minutes later soldiers came and sent...

Pulwama’s Poswal

Umar Mukhtar met the doctor whose son was born and raised in the same hospital where he was declared dead and offered the funeral...

A ‘Mad’ Mother

Deserted by her husband, she lived for the only son she owned after a legal battle over his possession. When he was supposed to...

Driven Over

Last week, Kashmir witnessed another harrowing clip of a killing recorded by some citizen journalist. Saima Bhat visited the family to understand the boy...

Requiem for Rehti

Since 1998 when her fingers were broken by the soldier who took her son, Rehti did not leave even a single garrison across Kashmir...

Juvenile culling?

The most vulnerable section of the demography in a conflict situation is women. But children also have their share of miseries. A human rights...

Massacring A Village

Twenty years after eight Kashmiri Pandits were killed, the Sangrampora village is in ruins because both Muslims and Pandits migrated to other places. Umar...

Discovering A Cushion

After failing in getting their lone breadwinner out of the jail, family members of a ruling party worker started making cushions for survival, reports...

Shot In Shopian

A brief gun-battle triggered a chain of events that consumed seven lives including two young men who joined militancy in different situations, as two...

Beyond Murder

Jammu Muslims are in shock over the recovery of an 8-year-old cute Bakerwal girl’s body, a week after her mysterious disappearance. The tragedy struck...

Cry, Not Bite

By Masood Hussain I am pretty embarrassed; I told the official function of the SHRC, the main official watchdog for civil liberties in the state,...

In Pellet Deluge

Orphaned as a child, he helped his sisters settle. As he raised his family, the floods decimated his home. Then the labourer started dreaming...

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