Saturday, April 13, 2024

Gafira Qadir

Gafira Qadir is a journalist based in Kashmir, covering human rights, gender, and education.

“We want justice”: Man crushed to death by CRPF vehicle in north Kashmir

On 9 March, around 11:15 am, Habbibullah Shergojri was crossing the road in the main market of north Kashmir’s Bandipora when a parked CRPF vehicle, previously stationary, suddenly started moving, crushing him to death.

Coerced cheers: Is Modi’s Srinagar rally attendance what it seems?

As per the many people that Maktoob spoke to, most of them alleged that they were either threatened or coerced into attending the rally. Meanwhile, Modi, in his speech, said and believed that he had “succeeded in winning the hearts of Kashmiri people” after seeing the crowd.
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Kashmir journalist Asif Sultan rearrested hours after release from five-year imprisonment

After spending five years in jail as an undertrial prisoner under draconian charges, Kashmiri journalist Asif Sultan was released only to be rearrested on Thursday evening under the draconian UAPA, in connection with a prior case of alleged unlawful activities filed by Srinagar district police.

“With mosque, they demolished my mother’s grave as well…”: Centuries-old mosque in Delhi razed without notice

The DDA's demolition drive unfolded in “secrecy”, with officials arriving at the mosque between 5-5:30 am, armed with three bulldozers and a heavy police presence, he said. 
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‘It was a home’: Kashmir Walla shuts, lives on in memory

The Kashmir Walla wasn't just ink on paper; it was a collective heartbeat, reverberating with the energy of a team bound by shared ideals and camaraderie that defied the conventions of a workplace.

Masrat Zahra: An award-winning Kashmiri journalist’s haunting past

Although, Zahra is longing to return home and to be with her family she is uncertain about the decision. "I want to work there [as a journalist like earlier] but considering the situation [in Kashmir], they won’t let me and then I also won’t be able to come out of the [Valley]," she said.
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