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#ParaLies: Kashmiris remind PDP leader of his promise to probe Shopian killings in 15 days

A fortnight ago, PDP's Youth President Waheed ur Rehman Para promised a magisterial inquiry into Shopian killings will be submitted. In a response to a diatribe by former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. https://twitter.com/parawahid/status/957232425574084610 Taking notice of it, Kashmiris on Twitter kept a countdown of 15 days,...

Deepak Kalal allegedly heckled in Jammu over his pro-Kashmir views

A new video surfaced online in which a few men surrounded Deepak Kalal and questioned his views over Kashmir. The popular Indian tourist was in Jammu as per his latest Instagram posts. Watch Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0epxL37EJok The men bullying Deepak Kalal even threatened to beat him if he...

Silent Classrooms Of Kashmir

"Dear student due to the orders from police the tuition centre shall remain closed for a week." This is an uncanny but usual message that I get from my tuition every other day. The reason apparently appears that I'm being considered a threat, my...

#JusticeForAsifa: Advocate leading candle light vigil arrested

Police on Tuesday arrested a social activist who was seeking justice for Asifa Bano, the minor Kathua girl who was brutally murdered. Advocate Talib Hussain was arrested during a candlelight vigil on Kathua highway. Residents from Kathua have been protesting ever since Asifa's dead body...

A Timeline of Kamran Yousuf’s Detention

Freelance photojournalist Kamran Yousuf was among those arrested by India's National Investigative Agency. Kamran's work has appeared in local Kashmiri newspapers and international publications as well. Kamran Yousuf has done some significant work while risking his life during his reporting stints. He has been one...

8-Year-Old Abducted For A Week, Raped And Now Murdered In Kathua; Family Alleges Non-Seriousness By Police

Asifa Bano, an 8-year-old girl went missing at around noon when her father went out to take horses for water. Their eight-year-old daughter was found dead a week after she went missing. The family says the little girl was abducted, held captive for a...

Protected: Why Wikipedia on Kashmir is unreliable

Kousain Qadri is an Arts student at a college in Srinagar. For her, research is an important aspect of her studies. Like any other student, Wikipedia is a common source of knowledge. But she says, "I never actually go to Wikipedia especially when it...

Amazon’s Alexa can tell you Kashmiri jokes too

Amazon's personal assistant, Alexa, is very intelligent. It is an intelligent personal assistant developed by Amazon, first used in the Amazon Echo and the Amazon Echo Dot. It can tell you news, weather updates, jokes, play music for you, control your home appliances too....

Warmest Place on Earth got the coldest response

Only 1.3 million tourists visited Kashmir in 2017. This is the lowest since 2011. According to a report in Kashmir Reader, the total number of tourists was 73 lakh; out of which, more than 57 lakh were Vaishno Devi pilgrims, 2.6 lakh Amarnath Yatris. Leaving...

Kashmiri pellet survivors emerge with flying colours in the Board exams

Young Insha and Farzan, teenagers who had been hit with multiple pellets in their eyes, achieved yet another academic milestone. For these students, even deciding to carry on with studies and take the examination is an achievement in itself; let alone pass it. Insha Mushtaq,...

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Kamran Yousuf

Kamran Yousuf caught between baseless charges and failed journalist fraternity

On 4 September 2017, Kamran Yousuf a freelance photojournalist working for leading local daily Greater Kashmir, received a call from the local police station...

Report: India to throttle internet in Kashmir to curb online dissent

According to a report in a Jammu-based newspaper the Daily Times, administration is planning to throttle internet speed to curb dissent. The report quotes a...

So must have been she!

Sometimes days turn into nights and nights spilled into months and we hadn’t seen each other. I knew she wouldn’t venture out; neither did...

One Last Goodbye

One fine Friday morning, miles away from home, I woke up to a few missed calls and a “Call me back” text from my...
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