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 horror: On sister’s marriage, Pulwama teen was undergoing surgery in a bid to save her vision
But for Shabroza Mir, the horror of pellets not only left her half-blind but also stole the much-cherished occasion of seeing off her elder sister in bridal dress.
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 […]
During break time, everyone plays after lunch, but Tamana keeps herself away from all such because she has been advised to avoid dust, smoke and direct sunlight in her eyes.
Urfi wants to help her family but feels helpless
When the children of her neighbourhood return from school, 15-year-old Ifra Jan hurries to leave the lawns of her home where she has been basking under the open sky
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 […]
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 […]
Trenz (Shopian): Gulzar Ahmed Mir, a tractor driver from Trenz village of district Shopian, recounts the horror of pellets showered on his face and body when he was beaten up by government forces on August 8, 2016 at Keegam village of the district. “I went to Keegam to claim money from a few people who […]
One student injured in eye, sent to SMHS; Doordarshan cameraman also hit by pellets; clashes in Anantnag after shopkeepers quarrel with police