Ghulam Nabi Hakak from Nawa Bazar Srinagar is associated with wood carving since 1953.He claims to have carved the UN logo in the 1970s.
Even in this age, he can carve beautiful designs like Jungle designs, Dragon, Chinar, grapes, floral and Kaemeii. He wanted to study but because of the financial constraints he couldn’t..He can still differentiate 100 to 150 varities of tools used in his craft.
Ramadan in Kashmir
Ramadan in Kashmir means fasting, praying and celebrations. The markets are filled with food items. Ramadan is a time of spiritual reflection, improvement and increased devotion and worship. Muslims are expected to put more effort into following the teachings of Islam. The fast (sawm) begins at dawn and ends at sunset.
Outrage against Bandipora minor’s rape
For the second consecutive day, the protests against the rape of a three-year-old girl in Sumbal area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district continued on Monday with students, layers, locals residents taking to the streets, demanding stringent punishment against the culprit.Besides, a complete shutdown was observed across the Valley today to mark a protest against the incident. Scores of youth were injured, one of them critically, in violent protests in Pattan area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.Reports said that massive protests erupted in Chenbal area of Pattan today morning with youth clashing with the security forces.They said that the forces resorting to tear gas shelling after the protesters pelted them with stones, resulting in injuries to over 12 youth.One among them, identified as Arshid Ahmad Dar, was hit by a tear gas shell in his head following which he was rushed to Srinagar in critical condition.Clashes also broke out in Sopore after the students took to the streets there to protests against the Bandipora incident.
In this Baramulla village, a stream decides whether or not children go to school
The residents of Dargam village of Pattan are forced to send their kids on such precarious route to the nearest government middle school so that they can study and secure their future.There are around 10 villages situated on the banks of the Nullah. There is no concrete bridge available to connect the areas.In rainy days and as the summer approaches, the stream gushes even more fiercely.Hundreds of students from Dargam and other nearby villages gather at the stream every day.