Kashmiri girl turns reporter to highlight poor road conditions

An undated video of a little girl from Jammu and Kashmir who turned reporter to show the poor condition of roads, especially those leading to her home, has created a storm on the internet, with people complimenting her for her coverage

Jan 11, 2022
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An undated video of a little girl from Jammu and Kashmir who turned reporter to show the poor condition of roads, especially those leading to her home, has created a storm on the internet, with people complimenting her for her coverage. Dressed in a pink jacket, the girl, whose name as well as the place where she was shooting the video could not be immediately ascertained, is complaining that guests cannot come to her place because of the bad and dirty road conditions, PTI news agency said.

"Itni gandi road hai ki mehman bhi nahi aa sakte (the road is so bad that guests also cannot come)," the girl said while directing her camera person, whom she refers to as "mom", to show the potholes.

Kashmir valley recently witnessed heavy snow and rain. Narrating how mud and rains have made the road conditions worse, the girl walked on a road showing the potholes in a 2.08 minute video apparently shot on a mobile phone by her mother

The girl showed how people were also dumping garbage on roads and shouted "sab gandha ho gaya hai (the neighbourhood has become dirty)", complaining about civic indifference to the plight of ordinary people like her family. 

The enthusiastic little reporter also asks viewers to "like, share and subscribe" and promises to meet them in the next video.

The video has been shared by many Twitter users and has been viewed over 100,000 times, PTI said. 

This is not the first time that a child from the valley has appealed to authorities through video messages.

Last year, a 71-second video addressed to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi by six-year-old Mahiru Irfan, seeking a cap on duration of online classes, had propelled the girl from Kashmir to overnight media stardom as camera crews made a beeline to her residence.

The video had caught the attention of Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, who directed the School Education Department to come out with a policy in 48 hours to ease the burden of homework on school students (SAM).

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