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 […]

Pellet Casualties: A mother’s story after life altering pellet injuries

Pellet Casualties: A mother’s story after life altering pellet injuries

Bramulla: When agitated men and women filled the streets of Kashmir in 2016, Shakeela had different worries. A divorcee, who lives at her brother’s home at Fatehgarh village in this north Kashmir district, she was consumed by the thoughts of her five-year-old son’s future. Then one day, in September, news broke that government forces had […]

Eid brings little cheer to eyes blinded last year

Eid brings little cheer to eyes blinded last year

SRINAGAR: This year’s Eid is not what it used to be for those who lost their eyes to pellets fired by government troops last year. Many of these victims lost not just their ability to see, but also their family savings or the family’s sole bread earner. “Eid means happiness. For me, happiness is when […]

We will fire pellets at people who pelt stones: CRPF

We will fire pellets at people who pelt stones: CRPF

Srinagar: The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has said that their troops will continue to use pellets on those who throw stones at them. “Whosoever will throw stones on our jawans (men), we will react with force. We cannot afford to be sitting ducks and be pelted by stones,” CRPF spokesman Rajesh Yadav told Kashmir […]

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