May 23, 2012
Abid Bashir (Wani)
For past twenty years of perpetual strife, the story tellers of Kashmir are facing a hard battle to report from a hostile place with an unending search for peace and the to report the truth was not a cake walk. It has been a costly affair and still continues to be.
As, I have covered all important beats like politics, violence, environment, education and the like from the past seven years, many of my human interest and human rights stories have created very powerful impact on the policy makers and the like. There has been instances, where I had been caught between extremes in society with regular pressure from all those involved in the conflict to report from the point of view of the government or the opposition. This recalls me of to being ‘bark for our community’. . .