On Orphans in Kashmir: We Must Rise to the Occasion and Own Them

On Orphans in Kashmir: We Must Rise to the Occasion and Own Them

Ishfaq shafi The future of children wholly and solely depends upon parents, their mentality, their behavior, their assets and so on. A family with a sound economy can make their children sound in all walks of life. But, the unfortunate fact for someone who is orphaned is that he or she lacks this valuable guardian, […]

On Orphans and Orphanages

On Orphans and Orphanages

The conditions in Kashmir and the general vicissitudes of life have left rendered many young children orphans. Generally speaking, being an orphan is in the nature of such a blow that it can leave children devastated and leave a negative ingress on the entire length and breadth of their lives. It is but axiomatic. Parental […]

Iftaar for orphans organised at Makai Park

Iftaar for orphans organised at Makai Park

SRINAGAR: In a noble and inspiring gesture in the month of holy Ramadan, a restaurant owner with the help of some friends organized an Iftaar- the sunset meal to end Ramadaan fast- for the Orphan kids here on Wednesday on the banks of Dal Lake at Makai Park, Boulevard road. Aziziya, a restaurant run by […]

Orphans ordeal: cannot escape the trauma of homelessness

Orphans ordeal: cannot escape the trauma of homelessness

Baitul-ul-Hilal Fire Incident Srinagar: At Baitul-ul-Hilal orphanage, which was gutted in fire this week, burnt logs, pieces of paper, which were once someone’s books, and pieces of window panes, are the remnants. The quilts are in ashes. The orphans navigate helplessly over the shattered parts of building to find anything useful. Most of the building […]

Orphan girls forced to cook food, wash utensils at government run Center in Budgam

Orphan girls forced to cook food, wash utensils at government run Center in Budgam

Budgam: Enrolled for pursuing education, a group of underprivileged girls in central district Budgam is constrained to cook food and wash utensils at a government run orphanage that belies its name—markaz-e-falah-e-mastooorat or center for women’s welfare. A group of girls wearing traditional tweed pherans (cloaks) and headscarves start their day with breakfast of traditional bread […]

Kashmir’s Orphans

Kashmir’s Orphans

Kashmir is not a normal place. The conflictual conditions that obtain here have, among other things, bred a large number of orphans. These young flowers of Kashmir are perhaps the most vulnerable group or section of society, who already hard done by, are subject to the whims and caprices of fate. But, the sad irony […]

Girls at Chadoora orphanage in shabby condition, HC informed

Girls at Chadoora orphanage in shabby condition, HC informed

Have to cook themselves, get one uniform and casuals set SRINAGAR: Girls Orphanage in Chadoora is in shabby condition, understaffed, girls have to cook themselves, and provided one pair of uniform for season, the High Court was informed on Tuesday. A report submitted by amicus curie Bashir Ahmed Bashir the before High Court hearing a […]

Children at a Shalimar orphanage interact with chief justice

Children at a Shalimar orphanage interact with chief justice

Make required staff and other facilities available: CJ Srinagar: The students of an orphanage in Shalimar Tuesday interacted with Chief Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed and Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey and complained of non –availability of physical teachers in the orphanage. Shafiq, a student of the orphanage said, “We don’t have physical teachers besides we don’t […]

SWD submits fresh affidavit in HC

SWD submits fresh affidavit in HC

State-run orphanages lack adequate staff, sports facilities Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir high court on Thursday directed the State Sports Council to provide sports and coaching facilities at Shalimar based Children’s Home for boys and girls and Observation Home at Harwan. During the court hearing on the plight of children in state-run orphanages, Chif Justice […]