‘Pellet Victims Association’ stages protest

‘Pellet Victims Association’ stages protest

By Riyaz Bhat SRINAGAR: A group of protestors staged a demonstration at press enclave here on Saturday, asking the government to help the pellet victims and punishing those involved in use of such weapons. The protestors, who called themselves the members of, Jammu and Kashmir Pellet Victims Association, included some pellet victims, and demanded immediate […]

Pellets snatch eye as well as dream of 14-yr-old orphan girl

Pellets snatch eye as well as dream of 14-yr-old orphan girl

By ZIA-UL-HAQ    PULWAMA: On October 31, 2016, government forces started ransacking houses in Rohmoo village of Pulwama. The villagers, men and women, all came out on roads in protest. It led to clashes between the two sides. The forces fired teargas shells and pellets at the protesters. As the clashes intensified, a 14-year-old orphan […]

Photojournalists say cop told us ‘leave or get blinded’

Photojournalists say cop told us ‘leave or get blinded’

Srinagar: Many photojournalists working for local media outlets said police and paramilitary troopers abused and threatened them in Nowhatta, where they were covering clashes between protesters and government forces on Friday. “A policeman holding a pellet gun shouted at us ‘tuih chivva yecchaan aen gacchin’ (do you want to get blinded)’. He was effectively threatening […]

Intimidated by police, depressed artist laments his ‘death’

Intimidated by police, depressed artist laments his ‘death’

Srinagar: The air smells of paint in the house of 46-year-old Mohammad Rafiq in the outskirts of Srinagar. Rafiq’s room itself  is filled with sprinkled colours, paints, brushes, paintings, and canvases with half-made paintings. Rafiq’s says that his home, a traditional Kashmiri house, was built the “same way he draws pictures on canvas.” Whenever Rafiq […]

Three surgeries at SMHS can’t restore pellet victim’s vision

Three surgeries at SMHS can’t restore pellet victim’s vision

Sopore: “It was only for the first nine days after my son was blinded when people used to visit us, but now nobody comes. We are very poor, nobody comes to help us,” said Rukhsana, mother of 19-year-old Imtiyaz Ahmad Sofi, an auto mechanic by profession until he was blinded by pellets fired by government […]

Pellets leave Pulwama siblings blind in one eye

Pellets leave Pulwama siblings blind in one eye

By ZIA-UL-HAQ PULWAMA: Riyaz Ahmad Bhat lived a comfortable life in the multi-storey house he owned in Karimabad village in Pulwama. A fruit grower and trader, he tried to provide the best education to his two teenaged sons, Asif and Adil. But for the past four months the only concern he has is for the […]

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