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Athar Parvaiz

Based in Kashmir, Athar Parvaiz Bhat has been in the field of journalism for the last nine years, focused on environment and health. He works as a freelance Journalist based in Srinagar-Kashmir and his news stories and articles appear in various regional and international news outlets including the global news agency IPS.

Athar has been published in El Economista (Spanish).

Journalism by Athar Parvaiz

Kashmir’s children pay the price of conflict


Shabir and his family - Raashid Bhat | Panos London

Unexploded ordnance is a very real problem for people living in rural Kashmir. Shabir lost his brother to a discarded army shell, and has received only a very small amount in compensation for his own injuries including the loss of his leg.

Emissions fears grow as Indian car sales rise


Indian car sales are booming thanks to easy credit and cheap manufacturing. But who is counting the environmental cost?

First comes the gun, then the choking air


Imagine a scenario where the threat to the inhabitants of conflict-torn Kashmir won't be the gun, but the quality of their air. The pollution trends in this part of the globe suggest that it has almost reached that point.

Athar Parvaiz