Episode 21 | Dispatches from North Kashmir | Residents of Uri convey dismay and fear | Kashmiri Pandits and Sikhs of Baramulla speak their mind

Episode 21,  Nov 28, 2019, 12:30 PM

115 days of communication blockade since August 5, postpaid mobile services restored, internet and prepaid mobile services still down

In the last two episodes, we’ve discussed South Kashmir in detail. In today’s episode and in the episodes to come, we will be looking at the situation in the various districts of North Kashmir. We will be speaking to Kashmiri journalist Daanish bin Nabi, who has travelled through North Kashmir after Jammu and Kashmir state was converted to a Union Territory. 
 
In this episode, we will be speaking to two minority communities of Baramulla - the Kashmiri Pandits and the Sikhs. Included are excerpts from interviews with a Kashmiri Pandit teacher, who chose to remain unidentified and Dr. Tara Singh, a Professor and the President of the Gurudwara Committee of Baramulla. 
 
North Kashmir is also where militancy started. Over the years, the region was heavily militarised and has been witness to many deaths. Daanish speaks about how militancy, which saw a dip after 2005, has started to slowly re-emerge.
 
Lastly, we also travelled to the border town of Uri, where locals fear expressing any kind of opinion, in the fear that they will face repression from the Indian Army. Daanish managed to speak to some of them anonymously, and he tells us what they think about the months that have gone by, after August 5. Included are excerpts from interviews with residents of Uri.