Labourer to donate his eye to pellet victim

Labourer to donate his eye to pellet victim

SRINAGAR: Moved by the pain and suffering of those who lost their eyes to pellets last year, Ali Mohammad Sofi, a 45-year-old labourer, has advertised in a local Urdu daily that he is ready to donate one eye of his. Sofi, a resident of Angnanal village in Anantnag’s district, said he first went to local […]

2016, as I saw it

2016, as I saw it

It is not necessary that a revolutionary uprising always succeeds in overthrowing the state apparatus, though the subconscious aim and objective is always that

‘World will know how Kashmiris were killed’

‘World will know how Kashmiris were killed’

SRINAGAR: The Kashmir High Court Bar Association on Wednesday said that a time will come when people of the world will know how the people of Kashmir were killed, maimed and blinded by the Indian armed forces. Acting on the programme of the joint resistance leadership, lawyers held a protest demonstration in the high court […]

Women’s commission chief condemns ‘state violence’ against women in 2016

Women’s commission chief condemns ‘state violence’ against women in 2016

Srinagar: Admitting that disproportionate force was used in Kashmir against women during the 2016 uprising, chairperson of the Jammu Kashmir State Commission for Women, Nayeema Mehjoor, told Kashmir Reader that she felt investigations should be conducted into how women became victims of the force used by government forces. “I will never defend any atrocity or […]

Six surgeries unable to restore vision of school teacher

Six surgeries unable to restore vision of school teacher

By ISHFAQ RESHI BEERWAH: Six major surgeries have not been able to restore the eyesight of 28-year-old school teacher Shabnum Amin, struck by pellets while sitting in the lawn of her home in Beerwah on September 2. Shabnum wanted to become a teacher and had completed a BEd course after finishing her Masters degree. She […]

Modified pellets to be pumped into Kashmir

Modified pellets to be pumped into Kashmir

New Delhi: With pellet guns leaving hundreds of protesters in Jammu and Kashmir with severe eye injuries, a modified version of the weapon will now be used to ward off any protest ahead or during any anti-militancy operations. CRPF Director General K Durga Prasad, who is retiring on Tuesday, said the paramilitary force had taken […]

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