Articles by Quratulain Rehbar
Feb 29, 2020
Jammu and Kashmir youth jobless and hopeless accuse administration of betrayal after govt scraps recruitment for 1,450 posts in J&K BankHaving waited for almost a year and a half, the youth in Jammu and Kashmir who appeared in the exams for 250 probationary officers (PO) and 1,200 banking associates in J&K Bank are feeling betrayed after the govt scrapped the recruitment process citing citing 'legal infirmities' in the examination process
Feb 28, 2020
Coronavirus outbreak in Iran: Kashmiri students, short of funds and struggling to get home, get cold shoulder from Indian authoritiesEvery day, Kashmiri students in Iran awake to worried calls from family and friends back home who have heard news of an outbreak.
Feb 07, 2020
In Kashmir, complainants run pillar-to-post for justice in absence of commission for women and children that was dissolved last AugustThe other commissions which remain dissolved dealt with human rights, the right to information, the rights of the disabled, and allegations against public functionaries.
Jan 25, 2020
Less than 300 websites accessible on Kashmir’s restored internet; Firstpost, Express, Reuters, AP remain blockedWhile the Jammu and Kashmir administration issued a notification stating that 2G internet would be restored in all 20 districts restricted to 300 'white-listed' websites, several URLs on the list are repeating and news websites such as Firstpost, The Associated Press, Indian Express, Reuters, AP and AFP remain blocked.
Jan 10, 2020
157 days since abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, families struggle as kin languish in faraway jailsAfter scrapping Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir on 5 August last year, the Central government launched a massive crackdown in the region detaining people including mainstream and separatist leaders — many of whom continue to be incarcerated in different jails far from their homes
Jan 01, 2020
'Thought I'd wish my friends a happy new year': Kashmiris disappointed as postpaid SMS services resume only for BSNL contrary to govt claimsMany Kashmiris who were waiting for midnight to wish their friends a happy new year were disappointed as SMS services were restored only for BSNL users, contrary to government claims.
Dec 17, 2019
Arrested amid Art 370 abrogation, her son was shunted from Kashmir jail to UP. Now Ateeqa awaits his releaseAteeqa Bano’s son, Faisal Aslam Mir, 22, was arrested on 5 August 2019, after the central government abrogated Article 370, stripping Jammu & Kashmir of its special status
Dec 06, 2019
From doctors to engineering students, Kashmiris kicked off WhatsApp lament loss of patient data, access to online coursesThose outside Kashmir noticed that their relatives, friends and colleagues were leaving WhatsApp groups in droves. The news came as a shock to citizens from the Valley who have not been able to use the internet for the past four months.
Nov 14, 2019
'I kept thinking I'd be killed': On Children's Day, a 16-year-old from Kashmir recalls solitary confinement in aftermath of Article 370 abrogationG was among the 144 minors detained by authorities after the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.
Nov 11, 2019
Srinagar Media Facilitation Centre, only place in Kashmir reporters can access internet, now off limits for freelancers and web journosOfficials at the Srinagar Media Facilitation Centre, the only place which provides internet to reporters in Kashmir, have barred freelancers and those who work for news websites from the premises.