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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…

The couple had been married for 3 months  Srinagar: In Saderkoot (SK) Payeen village of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district, the 22-year-old woman who had only been married for 3 months was murdered allegedly by her husband. On December 21, the 3-month old bride, Afroza did not come out of her room in the morning. The room was locked from inside. The neighbours suspected something unusual and called up the police. After reaching the spot, police…

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 victim had gone to collect the wedding dress of her cousin when she was abducted ‘She was hit on the head. Her body was tortured black and blue’ Srinagar: Family of 21-year-old woman who breathed her last on November 27 after being allegedly abducted and raped by two men in an orchard in Ashmuji village of Kulgam, demanded timely and stringent punishment to the accused. The woman fought grave injuries at the hospital for…

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…