14 Aug 2008. “We can’t even study in the Zoom classes like students everywhere else. One of the earning hands for the family suddenly found himself confined to his room. India's government took Al Jazeera news channel off the air on Wednesday for five days after officials insisted it had repeatedly shown wrong maps of disputed Kashmir. Pakistani and Indian border guards traded gunfire and mortar shells Tuesday along their disputed border in the Himalayan region of Kashmir, killing two Pakistanis and an Indian, officials said.. At least 14 civilians also were wounded by Indian fire in the Bajwat sector near Sialkot, a city in the eastern Punjab province, Pakistan's military said in a statement. She secured 98 percent in her grade 12 exams and topped in Kashmir. Al Jazeera speaks to author Mridu Rai about how the minority Hindu community fits into the Kashmir dispute. “I just wanted to educate my children and provide two meals to my family but in this situation, I am not able to do anything, I am feeling extremely helpless.”. Activists have accused Indian authorities of using draconian laws to stifle dissent and committing human rights abuses against Kashmiris. When she would feel unable to concentrate due to the dire political situation, she says she would cry on a prayer mat. Many people are commenting that these videos are from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). But the spokesperson of the governing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Indian-administered Kashmir, Ashok Koul, refuted such allegations and said Article 370 was removed to “bring progress and development in Kashmir”. “All Chief Medical Officers/Medical Superintendents/Block Medical officers of Kashmir Division are enjoined upon to issue instructions to all the staff under the administrative domain to desist from media interactions,” said the order signed by Dr Mushtaq Rather, director of health services in the disputed region. Thousands of politicians and activists were jailed, some of whom have since been released. Since Sept. 7, Indian-administered Kashmir has been dealing with the biggest and most ferocious floods in a century. Majeed says he just tries to “find an escape”. Last year’s lockdown had coincided with the harvest season, with one farmer describing it as “one of the finest crops he has seen in his lifetime”. One year on, tourists have not returned and that has paralysed the region’s tourism industry which provided jobs to thousands of people. Related News. It seems we will have to sell everything ultimately.”. The slow internet causes connectivity issues in e-learning and online classes, students say. But I fear to think about the future. Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir – Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir have barred doctors from speaking to media and directed the oxygen manufacturing units to stop supplies to the NGOs and private users. “The short-term effect will be very big. I thought I had two options either to become a thief or to beg. “I sent my first 50 apple boxes and was paid money for them,” Ganai said. “We have been hit by a storm one after another.”. India Bans al-Jazeera for 5 Days for Showing 'Incorrect' Maps of Kashmir A logo is seen at the Al Jazeera bureau in Berlin on Feb. 27, 2014 Adam Berry—Getty Images Al Jazeera in India showed a blue screen on Wednesday with a sign saying "as instructed by the ministry of information and broadcasting, this channel will not be available". All his life, Abdul Majeed has followed a dedicated routine – he would leave home in the morning to row his boat on the famous Dal lake where he would take tourists on joyrides. More video clips from the story. Kashmiri women are biggest victims of inhumane siege of Kashmir: Al-Jazeera. Shariq worked as a carpenter and earned a meagre amount of 5,000 rupees ($67) every month. Pakistani, Indian troops trade fire in Kashmir, killing 3. Video: Kashmir fails to calm Read more. Last month, Shariq was hit by a burst of pellets fired during a protest near his village. Asma Shakeel, 19, a resident of the main city of Srinagar, has a story of hope and an unending struggle. Budgam, Indian-administered Kashmir – On August 5, 2019, India stripped Indian-administered Kashmir of its limited autonomy saying the unprecedented move was meant to integrate the Muslim-majority region into India to bring “development” and end violence. It was just enough to support him and the family. Authorities ban doctors from talking to reporters and direct oxygen manufacturing units to stop supplies to NGOs and private users. Warning the doctors of “strict disciplinary action”, the order alleged that “contradictory and confusing messages” were being circulated about the pandemic which “misinform the public and create unnecessary and avoidable panic”. For months, she did self-study at home. In the villages it is the same situation for everyone. The months of curfews last year meant transport services came to a halt in Kashmir. Amid the surge, the federally-run region’s administration claims there are enough supplies of oxygen, critical care drugs and other COVID-19 facilities to meet the crisis. For most of her life, Akhtar has struggled with poverty. For Javaid Ahmad Ganai, an apple farmer, life has not been the same since last year. Claim: BBC, Al Jazeera, Reuters fabricate reports of unrest in Kashmir The out of body girl: My fragmented life with dissociation, These Iranian woman are crushing it in crypto, An Indian abroad: ‘My mind is a graveyard of the living’, Netanyahu: Gaza campaign is continuing with full force, Israel’s doctrine: Humane bombing and benevolent occupation, Netanyahu says Gaza bombing to continue ‘in full-force’, US legislator AOC calls Israel an ‘apartheid state’, Al Jazeera Centre for Public Liberties & Human Rights. “We cannot speak about the situation on the ground fearing for losing our jobs.”. Places India, Kashmir, Pakistan Topics Natural Disasters, Weather ... Get email updates from Al Jazeera America . The report dealt with the lockdown that followed the scrapping of Article 370 in Jammu & Kashmir in 2019. He dropped out of studies three years ago when the situation in the family became difficult,” she said. According to the Private Schools Association in Kashmir only 20 percent of students in Kashmir who had fixed-line broadband at home could take “advantage of the online classes”. Kashmir was in the headlines over the summer after India stripped the region of its autonomy. I could also fund for the education of my children,” he said. A debate is raging on social media for the last few days since Al Jazeera and the BBC put up two video clips, purportedly showing a protest march that took place in Srinagar last Friday (August 9). Kashmiri doctors say the order is aimed at stopping them from “flagging genuine issues” related to the healthcare system in the region. Kuni Takahashi for Al Jazeera America NADIHAL, India — At 3 o’clock in the morning of April 30, 2010, a unit of the Indian army’s 4th Rajput Regiment was patrolling an area of the Line of Control, the de facto border that divides Kashmir between India and Pakistan. Majeed has three children and a wife to feed. India has said it will completely isolate Pakistan, following Thursday's suicide bombing in Indian-administered Kashmir. They can order books online or could approach their teachers but for us everything has become very tough because of the place we come from,” she said. Al Jazeera … ... [Shuaib Bashir/Al Jazeera] Series of measures. With a daily income of 300-500 rupees ($4-6.6), the 45-year-old from central Budgam district barely managed to make ends meet. Internet blackout and security lockdown that adversely affected by last year meant transport services came to halt... 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