Oct 30, 2008
Subject: Kashmir Earthquake - Disaster Diplomacy
To Whom It May Concern:
My name is Lucia *********, and I am a Diplomacy and World Affairs major at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California. I am writing a research paper about the concept of disaster diplomacy, which explores how and why disaster risk reduction do and do not lead to peace and cooperation. I specifically wanted to use the example of the interactions between Pakistan and India during the earthquake of 2005 in Kashmir to be a test to the theory. And from what I have gathered, it is matching the general points of the concept.
The problem I have encountered, however, is that there is a lot of easily-accessible information about their diplomatic relationship before and after the quake in general terms, but not much about what interactions (if any) were going on as it occurred. In other cases, most of the information has to do with aid and relief efforts, not really the diplomatic/political aspects of the situation. Which leads to why I am writing this letter. I was wondering if there is any information, or link, or anything, that you at Kashmir Watch could offer to help me with my research.
I would understand if there wasn't much to be offered, but I felt it was worth a try asking. Thank you very much for your time.
Los Angeles, CA 90041
Nov 18, 2007
To the Editor of Kashmir Watch:
The online news site The Women's International Perspective (www.thewip.net)
would be interested in linking to Kashmir Watch's articles written by women at its Byline Portal.
Would the editors be interested in this offer?
Please visit the Byline Portal and let me know what you think.
Looking forward to hearign from you.
(Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Thu, Jul 3, 2008
Today I was surfing the net and i was looking for some information on the pathetic conditions of the orphans of the kashmir conflict and i was quite amazed to see your website. the first impression i got is that somebody somewhere is keeping track of the proceedings of this trouble torn valley and that too in a nonpartisan manner. The report of Shah Manzurul Alam on the plight of orphans is quite informative. The website is very well maintained and organised . I congratulate you and your team for that. I am native of kashmir and a child of the trouble that has been unleashed on my countrymen for the last two decades. I will be very glad if you give me chance to work for u and i would appreciate if u provide me some guidelines in this regard.
Jul 3, 2008
I've been reading as much as possible on the current situation in Srinagar and Indian Kashmir. I am saddened The American news outlets mention nothing. I spent a great deal of time in Kashmir back in 1976 -80 buying handicrafts for an American firm. I came to love the valley and surrounding areas. The people, the rice, the haakh, the flowers, trees, rain and snow. Now thirty years later I'm planning a trip to Srinagar in mid October. I'm looking forward to the mutton, yogurt, the sweets at Adhoos, and the fresh mountain air as I comfortably read and write on a Nageen house boat. I pray that the Kashmiri people can give me a window of peace while I'm there.
Subject: Interview request from Listening Post, Al Jazeera English
I hope this mail finds you well. My name is ********* and I'm a producer working with Al Jazeera English. I'm writing with an interview request. I produce a weekly media review show called the Listening Post. Our broadcast takes a critical look at global media and its coverage of events. For our upcoming broadcast we are looking to put together a report on how the most recent crisis in Kashmir has been covered in India, Pakistan and globally.
Angles we are looking at: the Indian media mindset when it comes to Kashmir, are the actions of the Indian Army being interrogated sufficiently by Indian news media, the India-Pak political tension and how it plays out in the coverage of Kashmir. We are keen to speak with someone from Kashmir Watch for our report. Ideally someone based in London.
Like all TV producers, I'm on a tight deadline and I would be looking to conduct an interview on Monday. It won't take more than 20 minutes and I would be happy to send the questions in advance.
Do let me know if we can speak with someone from Kashmir Watch. I look forward to hearing from you.
Senior Producer | The Listening Post
Al Jazeera English
May 25, 2011
I am a Swedish journalist who is planning to go to Kashmir in July. Do you have the possibility to help me out a little bit in Srinagar?
Fri, Dec 4, 2009
Hello. My name is Salma ***** and I am a student in Saudi Arabia. Every year, our school holds a Model United Nations Conference. In this conference, students are chosen to represent countries and learn their policies. Three topics are presented to us. This year, one of my topics is the situation in Kashmir. Upon researching, I found your website which contained your email. I would truly appreciate it if I could receive aid and help on this topic, due to the fact that I am very faintly exposed to it. If you could provide me with some basic background information on the situation of Kashmir, such as the dispute seen from both ways, the peace attempts, the cease fire attempt, and if possible if any African countries are associated with this conflict, I would truly appreciate it. I completely understand though if it is inconvenient, however as I mentioned earlier I would greatly appreciate it. The more knowledge I obtain on this situation, the more I can try to fight for peace for it. I would be greatly thankful if I could receive any help and would once again like to thank you for your time.
Thu, Nov 6, 2008 at 6:15 AM
I am quite interested on the Kashmir issue. My name is Oscar and I am a junior student from an American High School in Brazil, Bahia.
This year in the Model United Nations, I do represent the Republic of India.
Could you please inform me of any kashmir insurgency movements' fight against Pakistani troops?
Is this true that Pakistan is against Kashmir independence?
Thank you so much for helping me.
PS : your website is awesome! one of the best I ever found about Kashmir!
Email from Dr Muzaffar Bhat to Kashmir Watch
Tue, Nov 4, 2008 at 10:25 PM
Subject: Kashmiri suffering from Heart disease
Abdul Khaliq Bhat s/o Ali Mohammad Bhat is resident of Goggi Pathree village in Chadoora tehsil of Budgam district Kashmir.The said person is a cardiac patient and is suffering from Rheumatic Heart Disease(RHD),Severe Aortic Regurgitation with LV dysfunction,class II symptomatic.The patient needs aortic valve replacement at SKIMS Srinagar which costs him 1 lack and 25 Thousand rupees.I request you to find some ways so that we can help this poor man.
Hope to hear from u soon.
Dr Muzaffar Bhat
An Appeal to save the life of a Kashmiri
[Published at] Kashmir Watch
Srinagar, November 7: Abdul Khaliq Bhat s/o Ali Mohammad Bhat is resident of Goggi Pathree village in Chadoora tehsil of Budgam district in the disputed state of Jammu & Kashmir. The said person is a cardiac patient and is suffering from Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD), Severe Aortic Regurgitation with LV dysfunction, class II symptomatic. The patient needs aortic valve replacement at SKIMS Srinagar which costs him 1,25,000 rupees.
For further details please contact:
Dr Muzaffar Bhat
Chadoora, Budgam (Jammu & Kashmir)
Contact no: +91-9419562190
Posted on 07 Nov 2008 by Webmaster
Letter of Thanks by Dr Muzaffar Bhat to Kashmir Watch
to Abdul Latif
date Fri, Nov 7, 2008 at 4:36 AM
subject Re: An Appeal to save the life of a Kashmiri
Dear Lateef bhai
Thanx for uploading the appeal.I just now got a call from one person ***** from Srinagar. He is ready to help the patient.He has read the appeal from your website. This is really great. I am fully hopeful that Abdul Khaliq will get his treatment done at SKIMS.