The savvy startup founder who helps Kashmiris overcome crackdown

  • New Delhi, India –  Javid Parsa, a 31-year-old restauranteur and social media star who was born Bandipora, a picturesque district in  Indian-administered Kashmir , is the epitome of a startup founder.
  • While some landlines have been restored, the internet is still not working at full capacity and  several Kashmiris have not been able to speak to family members in other countries, or in India, since August 5.
  • Parsa said he has connected hundreds of Kashmiri families with their relatives abroad, either by phone or sending letters with people who are able to travel, often international journalists.
  • A social media post by Parsa calling for donations to help a family whose house burned down and another informing people about functional landlines in Kashmir

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