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Affan Yesvi

Social activist from Jammu and Kashmir, India

Affan Yesvi is a young social activist from Kashmir. He has founded an Non Profit Organisation, which actively works in Jammu & Kashmir in the spheres of mental health, environment protection, women’s empowerment, youth activities and social research.

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How A Few Sneezes Blew Away Lakhs Of Russian Poplars

A mass slaughter of trees is happening in Kashmir. Lakhs of Russian poplars are being chopped in Kashmir on the order of the J&K High Court, based on the wrong perception that these trees are a severe health hazard for the region.
11/07/2016 1:31 PM IST
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The Media's Biased Portrayal Of Kashmir Is Causing Untold Damage

In Shakespeare's <em>Julius Caesar</em>, Mark Antony says in his spectacular soliloquy after Caesar has been murdered: "The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones." The good of the Kashmiris, it seems, is lost amid today's combative, jingoistic squabbles on prime-time TV. Hot-headed warrior anchors on TV lose no time in pouncing upon Kashmiris for all wrongs, real or perceived.
20/06/2016 8:25 AM IST