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Article: Time to engage Kashmir diaspora

On 5th August 2019, the GoI-Government of India scrapped the special status of erstwhile J&K-Jammu & Kashmir State followed by a strict lockdown and communication blackout. Thousands of political activists and resistance leaders were arrested and shifted to far-off jails in India. J&K’s diaspora was quick to gauge the severity of the situation and hit the streets to inform the world opinion about the silence enforced back home. Kashmiri diaspora proved to be a well-placed political resource at hand that had hardly been utilized in the right manner before.

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Feature: Kashmir: New ‘Dystopian’ Order on Passport, Employment Verification Sparks Criticism

Srinagar, August 04 (KMS):  Notably, passport and employment applications have always had to go through the meat grinder of police verification in the past as well and thousands of people whose relatives were militants or had connection with militant outfits were denied clarification. In 2007, as Indian Express reported , around 60, 000 Kashmiri families were on a security blacklist. Many would get reprieve after moving the High Court.

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Feature: ‘It is exhausting’: Fights of the only psychiatrist in Pulwama, Shopian

Shefali Rafiq Srinagar, July 30 (KMS): Fifty people, mostly women, queued up outside a yellow-colored building, at the district hospital Pulwama, waiting under the scorching heat, to meet the only psychiatrist between the twin districts of Pulwama and Shopian. After waiting for two hours, 34-year-old Khateeja, who had come from …

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Feature: Not secondary protesters, we are farmers: Mahila Sansad

(South Asian Wire) Nearly 75% of the full-time workers on Indian farms are women, according to an Oxfam report. In a given crop season, when fields are sown and harvested, women farmers in India work about 3,300 hours, double the 1,860 hours their male counterparts put into farming

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