The first ‘martyr’ of the 2016 uprising

The first ‘martyr’ of the 2016 uprising

Koolipora Shrandu (Kulgam): Hours after the killing of Burhan Wani on July 8, a 16-year-old boy received a bullet in his chest. Zubair Khanday, the first Kashmiri civilian to be killed after the news of Burhan Wani’s killing spread like wildfire in Kashmir, was an accomplished volleyball player who had won many awards in the […]

9-yr-old, Kohli’s fan, blinded by pellets in right eye

9-yr-old, Kohli’s fan, blinded by pellets in right eye

SRINAGAR: Mueen Mushtaq is 9 years old. On his face are dark glasses and his bed is one of the several in the ophthalmology ward of SMHS hospital. The boy who lived in Rozabal locality of Khanyar area in Srinagar, has had four pellets removed from his right eye but chances of his recovering vision […]

Narbal youth succumbs to pellet injuries

Narbal youth succumbs to pellet injuries

SRINGAR: An old man is crouching on a stick in a vast paddy field at Chak-e-Kawoosa village, near Narbal in Budgam district. The funeral of his grandson is taking place. Ghulam Qadir Sheikh, tears rolling down his wrinkled face, is trying hard to have a last glimpse of his 18-year-old grandson, Muzaffar Ahmed Pandit. The […]

Villagers near Pampore tell of evening attack by government forces (Video)

SRINAGAR: Residents of Samboora village near Pampore on Wednesday said that government forces attacked the village without any reason on Tuesday evening. They said that troops fired pellets which injured some persons and also severely beat up a farmer. Javaid Ahmed Dar, 32, said he was returning from his paddy fields located at some distance […]

Cancer no impediment to this 30-yr-old volunteer at SMHS

Cancer no impediment to this 30-yr-old volunteer at SMHS

SRINAGAR: A young man suffering from cancer is among the volunteers providing help to patients and their attendants at SMHS hospital. Afaq Rashid Khan, aged 30, lives in Srinagar’s Batamaloo area. In the premises of SMHS hospital where tents have been erected by several voluntary organisations, Afaq on Monday is exchanging greetings with a group […]

What students feel about examinations?

What students feel about examinations?

Srinagar: As far as preparation for the class 10 and 12 examinations is concerned, a sizable number of students who have taken private tuitions are, more or less, ready. But are they ready mentally? Kashmir Reader spoke to a few students. Junaid Niyaz, a student of class 10 at Tyndale Biscoe School. He lives in […]

A world become desolate in one moment

A world become desolate in one moment

Srinagar: With her husband Mushtaq Ahmed Nawchoo, 61, becoming ‘collateral damage’ in the clashes between protestors and government forces on July 26 near the historic Aali Masjid at Eidgah, Tasleema is now all alone and without a source of livelihood. A dingy lane through Mirwaiz Manzil at Rajouri Kadal leads to the cramped house that […]

Day 78: Shutdown, curbs, protests continue

Day 78: Shutdown, curbs, protests continue

SRINAGAR: Life in Kashmir remained crippled for 77th consecutive day, with shutdown and protests continuing in parts of the Valley. In Srinagar district, life mainly paralyzed, with shops and business establishments remaining closed. However, a few private vehicles were seen moving in the uptown areas of the district. Police said there was no curfew in […]

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