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Education Delays Marriage for Dismayed Kashmiris Set on Wedding Young

SRINAGAR, KASHMIR, INDIA – Farhat Shah, 40, avoids going out of her house and attending family gatherings because she is still single. … Read More»

Freelance Textile Laborers Seek Protection, Benefits in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, KASHMIR, INDIA – Abdul Rashid Hajam, 65, smiles like a child when he remembers receiving his first payment for a day’s labor as a 10-year-old at one of the largest wholesale markets in Srina … Read More»

Girls Seize Independence With Scooters in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, KASHMIR, INDIA – Priya Mahajan, 25, has been riding a Scooty – a gearless, motorized two-wheeler – for the last nine years. … Read More»

Supreme Court Committee to Determine Future of Religious Pilgrimage in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, KASHMIR, INDIA – Lalan Kumar, 28, a resident of Bihar in eastern India, made his pilgrimage to Amarnath, a Himalayan cave and Hindu shrine in Indian-administered Kashmir, in July 2012. … Read More»

Pollution Kills Thousands of Fish in Kashmiri Lake

SRINAGAR, KASHMIR, INDIA – Locals and officials panicked last week when they found thousands of dead fish floating in Nigeen Lake in Srinagar, Kashmir’s summer capital. … Read More»

Women in Politics Encourage Change in Attitudes, Institutions, Laws in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, KASHMIR, INDIA – There is a crowd of people waiting outside the office of Shamim Firdous, one of only four women in the Legislative Assembly of Jammu and Kashmir. … Read More»

Youth Entrepreneurship Restores Declining Craft in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, KASHMIR, INDIA – Arifa Jan, 27, is trying to infuse life into the traditional craft of making namdas, rugs made from felted wool. … Read More»

Mass Rape Survivors Still Wait for Justice in Kashmir

KUNAN POSHPORA, KASHMIR, INDIA – Located in the remote, northern district of Kupwara, Kunan Poshpora looks like any other village in Indian-administered Kashmir. But on Feb. … Read More»

Awareness, Reporting of Domestic Violence Low Among Women in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, KASHMIR, INDIA – At the lone Women’s Police Station in the Kashmir Valley, a woman in a veil peeps out from the door of the office. … Read More»

Male child preference in Kashmir India marks continuing grave impacts for girls

SRINAGAR, Indian-Administered Kashmir: Preference for a male child is a known fact in Kashmir. … Read More»

Juvenile (In)Justice in Kashmir

My heart sinks as I look at the collage, carried by almost all the local newspapers, of children standing before judges in the local court. … Read More»

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