Kashmir Beggars Decoded, Scam or Reality

Wahid Bhat| SRINAGAR Kashmir Beggars, Scam: Dog menace apart, people in the city are facing yet another nuisance in the form of beggars who have taken positions at various important points in the Kashmir valley. Every now and then as your car stops at the traffic signal, a hand knocks on the window asking for … Read more

Yes, I am a Kashmiri. No, I am not a terrorist!

Kashmiri Face Discrimination In delhi

Wahid Bhat | New Delhi As a kid in Kashmir I always used to hear stereotypes about people and places outside the state (now a union territory) like do not grow beard outside Kashmir, they will not treat you equal among others. These were planted in our minds as if places outside were communal in … Read more

Why 759 crore failed to revive iconic Dal Lake?

Dal Lake Revival Project

Wahid Bhat |Srinagar Kashmir’s iconic Dal Lake immortalised by literature as much as by countless popular movies but sadly, today it has become a victim of political, social and economic neglect over the years. According to a reply submitted by the state government in November 2018 to the J&K High Court, Rs 759 crores of … Read more

Ground Report spoke to young Kashmiris how they feel without internet

Internet services to be suspended

Wahid Bhat | Srinagar Since August 5 this year Kashmir is without internet, Thanks to the communication blackout that was put in force after the abrogation of Jammu & Kashmir’s special status article 370 and 35A besides divided Jammu and Kashmir Into two union territories Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, Kashmir is without internet which … Read more

No contact and messages, relationships in Kashmir after abrogation of 370

Ground report | SRINAGAR: No contact and messages, relationships; In Burhan and Sadira’s four-year-old relationship, the maximum duration has been cross at each other for is two months. “During that time of lockdown in Kashmir valley, we didn’t talk or chat on the phone,” says Burhan 23. “But I still managed to see her every … Read more

Pollution threatens Kashmir’s Fish species

Kashmir Pollution Fish Extinction

Wahid Bhat | Srinagar Several species of fish unique only to the waters of Kashmir are in danger of extinction due to high levels of pollution. Limnologist and professor A. R. Yousuf, a specialist in fresh water lakes and rivers, says the excessive and unchecked use of pollution-causing herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers of sub-standard quality … Read more

Govt refuses to acknowledge Hindus as ‘minority’ in J&K

kashmir hindu minority

Ground Report | Wahid Bhat Contrary to repeated assurances of the BJP leadership, the government does not acknowledge Hindus as a ‘minority’ in the newly carved-out Muslim majority Union Territory (UT) of J&K despite abrogation of Article 370. Before bifurcation of the erstwhile J&K state into two UTs, the saffron party’s leaders used to argue … Read more

Kashmir Politicians life in custody

MLA HOSTEL SRINAGAR

Wahid Bhat | Srinagar Families of mainstream Kashmiri politicians who have been in custody for over three months from August 05 said that the MLA Hostel in Srinagar, where the detainees were moved on Sunday, lacks basic facilities. The families, who were allowed to meet the leaders, said the MLA Hostel does not have proper … Read more

NIT Srinagar to reopen today: students ‘wait and Watch’ before joining

nit srinagar

Wahid Bhat| Srinagar National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar will reopen on Tuesday, more than two and half months after all the outstation students were evacuated from the campus and sent back to their respective states in days leading up to what turned out to be the government’s announcement of its decision to revoke the … Read more

Part 03: Fake NGO duped it’s employees too, alleges staff

After Groundreport.in exposed fake NGO Jammu and Kashmir Qaumi Insaaf, some of the employees of Jammu and Kashmir Qaumi Insaaf alleged that the NGO has duped them also as the NGO has refused to pay them salaries. While speaking to Groundreport.in, one of the employee of th NGO said, “I joined the NGO office in … Read more