Surge in domestic violence causes deep harm to Kashmir women’s psyche

Surge in domestic violence causes deep harm to Kashmir women’s psyche

SRINAGAR: Domestic violence against women has steadily increased in Kashmir, despite stringent laws, and scores of women are falling prey to the violence of their husbands and the in-laws every day. Police records suggest that five women died in 2014 while this figure jumped to six in 2015. The official figure reveals that from 2014 […]

Family of teen killed by govt forces in 2016 alleges harassment by police

Family of teen killed by govt forces in 2016 alleges harassment by police

SRINAGAR: Irfan Fayaz Wani was an 18-year-old auto-rickshaw driver when he was shot dead by government forces on August 21, 2016, at Malaratta Chowk in Nowhatta at 6:30pm, a few kilometres away from his home in Fateh Kadal. There were 21 FIRs registered against Irfan in different police stations of Srinagar at that time. When […]

Story of orphan whose father was lynched to death in Jammu in 2008

Story of orphan whose father was lynched to death in Jammu in 2008

Pampore: Like a pre-supper prayer, a glare at a picture everyday has become routine for 15-year-old Aqib Lateef of Pampore. Though the beckoning picture gives him a moment of joy, but it stirs a wave of dismay as it explains an unfortunate reality that he lives with. A person in the picture smiles at Aqib, […]

A tender dream: Vision snatched in 2016, teen wants to join med school

A tender dream: Vision snatched in 2016, teen wants to join med school

Churath, Qazigund: On 18 July 2016, an incident of unprovoked firing by the Indian Army’s 9 Rashtriya Rifles broke out at Churath village in Qazigund. Three persons were killed, two of them women. Seven others, most of them children, sustained bullet injuries. Among those injured in the gruesome incident was 18-year-old Junaid Wani, hit in […]

A year after army shootout Qazigund children left grieving their mother

A year after army shootout Qazigund children left grieving their mother

Churath, Qazigund: It was 6 pm on July 18 2016, and hundreds of children and young adults were playing cricket in a field shaded by bending walnut trees in Churath village, while their mothers at home were busy with their evening work. Seventeen-year-old Amir Fayaz was playing too. Suddenly there came sounds of unprecedented army […]

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