Showkat Shafi

Showkat Shafi

Showkat Shafi is a digital journalist specialising in photojournalism  for Al Jazeera. He has worked extensively in the Indian subcontinent and has also covered the refugee crisis in Europe. His stories mostly focus on human rights, culture and religion.

 

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Rohingya

In the footsteps of a Rohingya refugee - In 360 degrees

Follow the Rohingya on their arduous escape from massacres at the hands of Myanmar's army to refugee camps in Bangladesh

In the footsteps of a Rohingya refugee - In 360 degrees

Rohingya

Rohingya mothers and babies: Hungry and traumatised

Mothers recount giving birth as they fled, their children crying in hunger and their fears over long-term trauma.

Rohingya mothers and babies: Hungry and traumatised

Rohingya

Rohingya refugees search for shelter in Bangladesh

As hundreds of thousands of refugees have entered Cox's Bazar, the challenge of sheltering them has intensified.

Rohingya refugees search for shelter in Bangladesh

Rohingya

Inside the hospital treating Rohingya refugees

In a Bangladeshi hospital, Rohingya are treated for wounds sustained when the Myanmar army burned down their homes.

Inside the hospital treating Rohingya refugees

Rohingya

They look at us with hope, but we can only document their despair

As a photojournalist capturing the suffering of the Rohingya, I wonder whether our pictures are doing anything to help them at all.

They look at us with hope, but we can only document their despair

Myanmar

Bangladesh medics struggle to cope with Rohingya influx

Exhausted, bereft and in urgent need of medical treatment, thousands of Rohingya are slowly getting the help they need.

Bangladesh medics struggle to cope with Rohingya influx

Human Rights

What this picture means to me: Widows celebrating Holi

India's widows have traditionally been prevented from celebrating Holi, but while this is changing, rejection remains.

What this picture means to me: Widows celebrating Holi

India

Nationalist group ABVP accused of Delhi campus violence

Far-right student group linked to Modi's party, accused of assaulting students on Delhi University campus.

Nationalist group ABVP accused of Delhi campus violence

Asia

100 days of demonetisation: Stories of hardship

From people who lost jobs, to people who lost loved ones - seven stories that reveal the impact of demonetisation.

100 days of demonetisation: Stories of hardship

Poverty & Development

In the name of Ram: Tattoos in India's Dalit community

After being denied access to temples, some Dalits began tattooing the name of the Hindu god Ram on their face and body.

In the name of Ram: Tattoos in India's Dalit community

Human Rights

India activists seek justice for wrongful convictions

People's Tribunal calls for compensation for people wrongfully convicted and for accountability for erring officials.

India activists seek justice for wrongful convictions

Business & Economy

Demonetisation in India: 'How do I feed my family now?'

The government's decision to demonetise currency has hit India's poor, day-wage earners particularly hard.

Demonetisation in India: 'How do I feed my family now?'