THE NEWS IN PROPORTION
25 July 2017
States : J & K
RTI-ON-WHEELS
The bus that brought in transparency in J&K flood relief

The RTI-on-Wheels, an initiative of Gujarat-based organisation Janpath and the Association for India's Development, has inspired the people of J&K to press for their right to information and to a government that works for them. L S Aravinda reports.

Government Right To Info

WOMEN ON TOUGH TURF
The many battles that Kashmiri female cops fight A female police inspector from J&K, deployed in a peacekeeping mission in Afghanistan, has recently won a prestigious international award. Yet, her story holds little meaning for fellow women officers back home who fight social stigma, poor pay and gender bias at work every day. Shazia Yousuf reports.
Law and Order Women
FLOOD RELIEF DONATION OPTIONS
PMO, NGOs appeal for funds for flood-hit J&K For those who want to stand in solidarity with the people of flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir, here are a few options to choose from to make financial contributions.
Relief
CONFLICT ZONE REALITIES
Women along the LoC: Battling climate change and landmines For women living along the conflict-ridden borders of Kashmir, caught between cross fire and attempts to check infiltration, the threat of landmines is a constant reality, made worse now by environmental degradation. Chetna Verma’s tales expose their rising vulnerability.
Climate Peace Women
KISHENGANGA RULING
Lessons from the "other" Indo-Pak conflict The award by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the dispute between India and Pakistan over the Kishenganga hydroelectric project has several dimensions that could hold important lessons for settling water disputes within the country, says Shripad Dharmadhikary.
Water Government
HOUSING A LEGACY
The many stories that Kargil tells us The Munshi Aziz Bhat Museum of Central Asian & Kargil Trade reconstructs the vibrant past of trade along the historic Silk Route and preserves its rich legacy. Freny Manecksha visits the museum and finds there's more to Kargil than Indo-Pak conflict.
History Society
'ART' OF RESISTANCE
Protests get creative in Kashmir Forced, politicised moves to spread the message of peace and love through high profile cultural events may fall flat on the ground in Kashmir, but the Valley is certainly witnessing newer, creative and artistic modes of resistance against issues of concern. Freny Maneksha reports.
Peace Culture
1991 KASHMIR HORROR
Kunan-Poshpora revive fight for justice 22 years after the incident, a group of unrelenting young activists file a PIL to re-investigate the atrocities unleashed on the women of the two villages in Northern Kashmir, opening a new can of worms. Freny Maneksha reports.
Gender Violence Human Rights
FILM REVIEW
Chronicling the tears of Kashmiri women The atrocities inflicted upon women in the strife-ridden Valley and the fear and oppression under which they live continuously are poignantly depicted in Ocean of Tears, a documentary reviewed by Shoma A. Chatterji
Films Women
TORTURE
Maimed by the state, quietly Amidst a culture of silence and media inattention, torture is easy to find in the security hot zones of India. A new film bares the ugly truth. Freny Manecksha reports.
Human Rights
SPECIAL POWERS
Shroud of impunity More than the revocation of the AFSPA from a few areas, what is crucial is ending the culture of impunity and the pattern of lawlessness it has spawned. Freny Manecksha reports.
Justice Human Rights
A FAMILY'S LOSS
A death in the family A single parent also caring for her own aged mother, Hanifa Wani died after months of lying paralysed from a spinal injury - the result of security forces firing on her as she fled in panic. Freny Manecksha reports on a family's suffering amidst the violence around them.
Human Rights
VIOLENCE AND HEALTH
Traumatised by violence Women in Kashmir do not physically encounter violence as much as men do, but their feelings of helplessness and subsequent guilt resulting from the violence around them is taking a toll. Freny Manecksha reports.
Women's Health Health
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