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Feature: Kashmir’s Kangri specialists: The People of Okai

Raashid Hassan ‘Kangid Gassi aasin, Batti Matti aestan’ is a Kashmiri proverb which means the Kangid (traditional Kashmiri fire pot) is more important than food for a Kashmiri in winters. For a week now, the cold conditions in Kashmir have intensified and Shopian district has been the coldest place, even …

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Feature: Kashmir’s paper mache trade hangs by a thread

Sumayyah Qureshi          Despite the pandemic’s devastating impact on business, foreign orders have begun to trickle in ahead of Christmas, giving the dying craft a lifeline. Ahead of Christmas, Nasir Ahmed Mir, 60, a Kashmiri Muslim artist is busy giving the finishing touches to miniature paper mache Santa Claus dolls. The …

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Feature: Did Modi repeal farm laws out of ‘respect’? Here’s 12 times BJP leaders tried to discredit the protests

Jahnavi Sen While repealing the farm laws on Friday morning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made it seem like the Bharatiya Janata Party has utmost respect for farmers. “It is important for us that we have not been able to convince all farmers of the benefits of these laws,” he said, …

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Feature: Arbitrary arrests tear apart journalists’ families in Kashmir

Bilal Hussain When Gulzar Ahmad Dar reads the local newspaper, he isn’t interested in the news and latest events in Kashmir. He wants to know what is happening to his son, Manan Gulzar Dar. The photojournalist, whose work has appeared in local outlets and publications such as The Guardian and …

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Feature: COVID killed 5 times more unvaccinated people than vaccinated ones in IIOJK

Zehru Nissa In the past three months, with the similar number of vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals testing positive in Kashmir, deaths have been five times more among those who did not get a shot, J&K Government’s official data shows. Divisional COVID19 Control Room (DDCR) Kashmir released the official analysis of …

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Feature:  74 years after Jammu Massacre, sufferings of Kashmiris continue

Even after 74 years of Jammu genocide, when thousands of Muslims were massacred by mobs and paramilitaries led by the army of Dogra ruler Hari Singh, the sufferings of Kashmiris have not ended. No longer under the Dogra Raj, but the condition of the Kashmiris have only gone from bad …

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