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At least four men hailing from Kangan area of Kashmir’s Ganderbal district have been booked in Rajouri district for alleged kidnapping and rape of a woman. The victim from tribal community, a resident of Barnara village of Sunderbani tehsil of Rajouri, went missing in October last year after which a missing report was lodged. After a statement by the woman, the police has started an investigation into the case, Station House Officer (SHO) Sunderbani, Shivdev…

One in three women, around 736 million, are subjected to physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner or sexual violence from a non-partner in their lifetime, says a World Health Organisation (WHO) report. According to the report, this violence starts early — one in four young women (aged between 15-24 years) who have been in a relationship will have already experienced violence by an intimate partner by the time they reach their mid-twenties. Intimate…

Srinagar: In connection with the International Women’s Day, the Media Education Research Centre (MERC), Kashmir University organized a webinar today, where the invited speakers discussed the role of Women in Media. Prominent media professionals, Anuradha Bhasin, Rukhsana Jabeen, Dr Surbhi Dahiya and Shahana Butt graced the occasion and shared their experiences as media professionals Listing the challenges women in media face while discharging their duties, Executive Editor of The Kashmir Times, Anuradha Bhasin discussed the…

Prominent priest’s ‘proclamation’ over the rising domestic violence might’ve found resonance in the recent emergence of a help desk in Kashmir’s only women police station, but the distressed region continues to await its women’s commission gone with the 2019 landscape alteration. Snowfall was about to carpet Kashmir when Fozia arrived at the bunkered gates of the erstwhile castle on the banks of river Jhelum. Unlike the bygone fairer troupe from nearby Maisuma—who would drum out…

After losing her ‘fruitful’ home to war, an Iranian woman landed in a conflict zone as a bride of a Kashmiri medico. Although the move proved proverbial—out of the frying pan into the fire—years later, her fruits of labour have become her brand new identity. Quince apple boughs and grape vines exuded a sweet fragrance when Parvin Mojabari took a trip down memory lane. It was a late summer day of 2020 and she was…

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…

Srinagar: In an appalling incident, a pregnant woman after denied entrance in district hospital Bandipora delivered her baby under open sky outside the hospital in North Kashmir’s Bandipora on Saturday. Local news gathering agency Kashmir Dotcom (KDC) quoting sources reported that a woman from remote village Vewan of Bandipora district on Saturday delivered a baby under open sky at the entrance gate of DH Bandipora. “She had developed a severe labour pain and was shifted…