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 […]

21 persons with eye injuries identified

21 persons with eye injuries identified

SRINAGAR: Divisional commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan on Saturday chaired a meeting of the committee constituted for identification or verification of injured persons during the 2016 unrest. Head Department of Ophthalmology SMHS Hospital, Joint medical superintendent SKIMS, assistant director department of health services Kashmir, SSP CID, SO to IGP Kashmir and other concerned attended the […]

Between Bullets and Pellets

Between Bullets and Pellets

Soon after the Supreme Court of India’s observation that the use of pellet guns concerns life and death, and its appeal to the Government of India(GoI) to consider effective means other than the use of these to quell protests in Jammu and Kashmir, two people have been killed in the Kashmir division of the state. […]

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