Lost an eye, but not his determination

Lost an eye, but not his determination

Family unable to afford more surgeries By Shafat Mir Kulgam: For 28-year-old physical education graduate, Mudasir Ahmad Bhat, life has moved from surgeries to surgeries since August 27 when he lost his eye to a tear gas shell in Bugam village where residents were preparing a venue for a pro-freedom rally. Mudasir’s left eye has […]

A full cartridge of pellets

A full cartridge of pellets

A young woman gasps for breath as she speaks of what remains of her; her husband says that doctors have warned of her condition deteriorating anytime By ZIA-UL-HAQ ANANTNAG: Reenu, 25, appears to be a healthy woman but the pellets fired by state forces on August 8 last year have damaged her internal organs so […]

Police champion pellet guns, seek less lethal ones

Police champion pellet guns, seek less lethal ones

Srinagar: The JK Police have strongly supported the continuation of use of pellet guns in Kashmir. Senior police officials told Kashmir Reader that pellet guns were the most effective means of crowd control available at the moment, and that the lethality of pellet guns will be reduced by procuring new type of cartridges that have […]

On wedding of her sister Shabroza was struggling for her vision in hospital

On wedding of her sister Shabroza was struggling for her vision in hospital

By ZIA-UL-HAQ PULWAMA: On October 31 last year Shabroza 18 was alone at her home. Her other family members were out making preparations for the wedding of their elder daughter which was scheduled the same week. In the afternoon the government forces including army and policemen raided the village and started ransacking the houses. As […]