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Paying Homage from Afar – Female Kashmiri Artists Take Their Talents Elsewhere

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: ArtsHuman MigrationHuman Rights

Indian-administered Kashmir has a long history of producing talented female vocal artists. But societal expectations have left many feeling barred from achieving their full potential if they stay there.

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A Land of Small Wars: Life on the Line of Control

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: ConflictHuman Rights

Violence is nothing new for the area around the Line of Control, the demarcation dividing the Pakistani and Indian-administered sections of Kashmir. But for the people who live there, life in the crossfire takes a steep toll on their lives.

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VIDEO: In a Kashmir Valley, a Massive Dam Threatens to Wash Away Lives

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: Human Rights

Global Press Journal's simulation of the Bursar dam reveals that when the dam is full, at least a dozen distinct communities are in the water's path. This graphic above shows accurate, scale topography based on satellite imagery and an accurate rendering of how the water will fill the valley when the dam is at capacity, based on the dam's height and its relationship with the valley's topography.

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Growing Number of Women Disabled Amid Kashmir Violence Receive Little or No Aid Copy

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: Human RightsWomen's Rights

Women disabled in conflict-related violence are deemed a burden to their families and don’t have equal access to health care or economic opportunities. The government has mentioned the idea of compensation but hasn't taken any action.

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Day Laborers Are Hardest Hit as Businesses Shut Down by Months-long Kashmiri Unrest

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: Human RightsPolitics

Deadly protests that began in July have led to massive income loss in the Kashmir Valley, where most households rely on the wages of day laborers. The story of Mohammad Sultan is typical; his earnings have gone from the equivalent of $6 a day to perhaps $4.45 a week, partly because large construction sites, where he’d found regular work, were shut down as strikes ordered by armed groups prevented delivery of building materials.

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In Kashmir, More Brides Being Burned

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: Human Rights

In a region where domestic violence often goes unchecked, police, health officials and women’s advocates say more married women are being torched by their husbands and in-laws. There was an upsurge in domestic violence in 2016, when a military-enforced curfew confined families to their homes for months.

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Growing Number of Women Disabled Amid Kashmir Violence Receive Little or No Aid

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: Human RightsWomen's Rights

Women disabled in conflict-related violence are deemed a burden to their families and don’t have equal access to health care or economic opportunities. The government has mentioned the idea of compensation but hasn't taken any action.

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In a Kashmir Valley, a Massive Dam Threatens to Wash Away Lives

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: Human Rights

In the remote Marwah Valley, where modern conveniences like electricity have yet to reach, people may soon get access to power from a new hydroelectric-dam project. But valley residents are resisting the plan, which they say ignores the thousands of homes that will be washed away by the project.

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Lured by Promise of Jobs, Girls Trafficked to Kashmir Face Forced Marriage Instead

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: Human Rights

Nearly a fifth of India’s reported human trafficking cases originate in West Bengal, and an established route takes girls from that state to Kashmir, where they face forced marriage. One such woman, Afsana, describes the deception that brought her to Kashmir and left her with no way out.

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As Turmoil Rips Kashmir, “Curfew Schools” Take the Place of Closed-Down Institutions

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: EducationHuman RightsPolitics

Amid pro-independence protests, violence and a curfew imposed by Indian police and other forces, dozens of “curfew schools,” equipped with borrowed or donated furniture and materials, are replacing regular schools that have been shuttered since early July. In community centers, mosques and private homes, volunteers — both experienced teachers and educated young people — instruct students.

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