Umar Ganie

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'How much does the govt want to punish us Kashmiris?'

'How much does the govt want to punish us Kashmiris?'

Rediff.com29 Aug 2019

An almost complete communications blackout has been imposed in Kashmir since August 5 after the Narendra Modi-led government moved to scrap the region's special status. Kashmiris outside the state are most affected by the inability to contact their families back home and not knowing what's happened to them. Umar Ganie listens to some voices of anguish, even anger.

J-K flag removed from civil secretariat in Srinagar

J-K flag removed from civil secretariat in Srinagar

Rediff.com25 Aug 2019

Many Kashmiris termed the removing of that state flag as a "saddest moment for the J&K's history." Umar Ganie/Rediff.com reports from Srinagar.

Being a journalist in locked-down Kashmir

Being a journalist in locked-down Kashmir

Rediff.com23 Aug 2019

Practising journalism has never been easy in the volatile Kashmir Valley. But since the state's special status was revoked, it's become almost impossible for the media to go about their job, reports Umar Ganie/Rediff.com.

Asia's largest tulip garden in full bloom

Asia's largest tulip garden in full bloom

Rediff.com9 Apr 2019

A treat for eyes and the soul -- that is the tulip festival in Srinagar! Tourists have been flocking the famous tulip garden in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar ever since it opened for visitors last Sunday.

What it means to be a journalist in Kashmir

What it means to be a journalist in Kashmir

Rediff.com16 Jun 2018

Journalists working in the Kashmir valley sometimes face the worst attacks from protesters, mourners and many a time from the security forces, says Photographer Umar Ganie.

Separatist's daughter is CBSE Class 12 topper in J&K

Separatist's daughter is CBSE Class 12 topper in J&K

Rediff.com26 May 2018

Sama Shabir Shah says she used to study outside Tihar Jail while waiting for hours to be allowed to meet her father.

PHOTOS: Dhoni interacts with students at DPS Srinagar

PHOTOS: Dhoni interacts with students at DPS Srinagar

Rediff.com28 Nov 2017

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who is also a honorary Lt. Col in the Indian Army, appreciated the school's contribution for the visually impaired children.

CRPF martyr's wife, daughter hoist flag in Srinagar

CRPF martyr's wife, daughter hoist flag in Srinagar

Rediff.com15 Aug 2017

'I will join the armed forces like my father,' says Arna Kumar, 6, whose father CRPF Commandant Pramod Kumar was killed by terrorists last Independence Day.

Missing soldier Zahoor Ahmed has joined us, claims Hizbul

Missing soldier Zahoor Ahmed has joined us, claims Hizbul

Rediff.com29 Jul 2017

Zahoor, a resident of Pulwama district in South Kashmir, was reported absconding since July 5 night by the army unit located in Gantmulla area of Baramulla.

Two weeks old militant returns home dead

Two weeks old militant returns home dead

Rediff.com12 Jul 2017

Went to buy ice-cream. Businessman-turned militant returns home dead.

'The attack will bring a bad name to Kashmir'

'The attack will bring a bad name to Kashmir'

Rediff.com11 Jul 2017

Kashmiris protest against the killing of Amarnath pilgrims.

'Shutting bus door saved many lives'

'Shutting bus door saved many lives'

Rediff.com11 Jul 2017

'I think Allah gave me the strength to keep driving.' 'He gave me the foresight not to stop the bus.' 'The firing went on and on. It just did not stop.' 'And I kept driving.'

With 64 deaths, Kashmir sees its bloodiest Ramzan yet

With 64 deaths, Kashmir sees its bloodiest Ramzan yet

Rediff.com24 Jun 2017

42 terrorists, 7 civilians and 15 security personnel have lost their lives since May 15.

'Your killers will face the same fate'

'Your killers will face the same fate'

Rediff.com23 Jun 2017

'Why was he killed? What was his fault? Whoever did this is so inhuman.'

Why did Afshan Ashiq, the footballer, turn into a stone-pelter?

Why did Afshan Ashiq, the footballer, turn into a stone-pelter?

Rediff.com13 May 2017

"What would you do if a policeman, or for that matter, any person, abuses your family" asks the 21-year-old student who became the face of students pelting stones in Kashmir.

Why Kashmiri school students clash with security forces

Why Kashmiri school students clash with security forces

Rediff.com12 May 2017

Rediff.com's Umar Ganie talked to some of the protesting students in Srinagar.