After 3 surgeries, Zahoor remains half-blinded

After 3 surgeries, Zahoor remains half-blinded

Zahoor Ahmad Dar, a class XI student is half-blinded even as three surgeries have been done on his damaged eyes. Dar was targeted by the government forces at Hall village last year. “Despite three surgeries, I am still half-blinded. It is worst to get blinded with pellets,” Dar said adding that he was injured with […]

Pellets rob 16-year-old of vision in one eye

Pellets rob 16-year-old of vision in one eye

Sopore: Sixteen years old, Saqib Shakeel Bhat, is one of the latest victims of metal pellets shot at him by government forces, leaving him blind in one eye. Son of an impoverished driver from Mumkak Mohalla in this north Kashmir town, the boy has undergone two surgeries on his left eye at SMHS Hospital in […]

Who ordered internet, mobile shutdown in 2016?

Who ordered internet, mobile shutdown in 2016?

SRINAGAR: Who had issued orders in Jammu and Kashmir to suspend mobile telephony and block internet services in the 2016 anti-India uprising? The state home department and the divisional commissioner Kashmir, the two important government bodies that have a say in deciding such moves, have distanced themselves from the order, reveals an RTI. The divisional […]

Beaten by troops in October, mute and disabled boy dies

Beaten by troops in October, mute and disabled boy dies

SRINAGAR: A physically challenged youth, who was allegedly beaten by government forces last year and whose financially humble family was struggling to meet his medical bills and their day-to-day expenses, succumbed on Sunday. Ghulam Ahmad Kundoo, father of Mushtaq Ahmad, the injured youth, told Kashmir Reader that that his son died on Sunday late afternoon. […]

Of holes in the heart that others cannot see

Of holes in the heart that others cannot see

Tral / Khrew: Her husband, Shabir Ahmad Mangoo, a college lecturer, was beaten to death by soldiers of the army’s 50 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) in Shershali, Khrew, on August 18 last year. Shabir Ahmad and his younger brother were forcefully dragged from their rooms to out on the road, as were other villagers, during a […]

Pellet firing killed Kawoosa youngster, police ‘denies’ FIR to family for past 6 months

Pellet firing killed Kawoosa youngster, police ‘denies’ FIR to family for past 6 months

By Ishfaq Reshi Kawoosa (Budgam): Around six months ago, on September 15, 2016, a teenager Muzaffar Ramzan Pandith was hit by pellets fired by the paramilitaries who barged into Kawoosa village of central diustrict Budgam. Panidth was hit in his left eye and landed into Institute of Medical Sciences at Soura. A fortnight later, he […]

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