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As seeking help regarding mental health remains a taboo, and healthcare infrastructure in Kashmir remains inadequate, young mothers find themselves battling alone. Srinagar: When Kashmir was in the throes of desperation, and depression post the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5, 2019, Samreen (name-changed) was unfazed. The sweet anticipation of motherhood, and thoughts of the baby’s arrival left her with no time for gloom and doom. However, she was unprepared for the events that…

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is observed as “a day for all” by the World Health Organisation. But the forcibly disabled in Kashmir, the pellet survivors, feel there is no help in sight.  After the pellet enforced darkness engulfed his life on September 7, 2016, Shameem passed through a living ordeal and was preparing for his eighth eye-surgery this early spring. But then came the further-crippling COVID, delaying his treatment, and thus aggravating…