In hospital, pellet victims and their attendants put up a brave face

In hospital, pellet victims and their attendants put up a brave face

SRINAGAR: Scenes reminiscent of 2016 unrest were witnessed in Srinagar’s SMHS hospital as at least six pellet hit victims were treated upon at the hospital’s ophthalmology ward that was filled with grieving attendants of the wounded civilians. Wearing dark shades four boys of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district lay reclined on beds inside ward 18 of […]

‘It was mayhem’

‘It was mayhem’

Srinagar: More than a dozen friends and relatives of the cousins Sajad Ahmad Bhat, 27, and Amir Ahmad Bhat 21, waited anxiously at SKIMS Soura when the duo was being operated upon by doctors on Thursday. The cousins had both received bullet injuries a few hours ago when government troops opened fire on protesters in […]

‘No warning shots, plain bullets’

‘No warning shots, plain bullets’

Srinagar: Scenes reminiscent of the 2016 summer uprising were witnessed in the major hospitals of Srinagar when those critically injured at the Kulgam encounter site were brought to the two major hospitals SKIMS and SMHS. Outside the operation theatre at SKIMS, about a dozen people comprising friends and relatives waited for the injured Bilal Ahmad […]

Facebook awash with tributes

Facebook awash with tributes

Srinagar: Social media was awash with messages paying tributes to Afzal Guru, calling him a “hero”, “father”, “inspiration”, and a “martyr”. Many Facebook users posted messages demanding mortal remains of Afzal Guru and many others used his photographs as their profile pictures. Like in the past years, many Facebook users criticised the judgement on Afzal’s […]

Rising Jhelum creates panic, people fear flood in winter

Rising Jhelum creates panic, people fear flood in winter

SRINAGAR: Recent snowfall and rains have caused a sudden surge in the levels of water in River Jhelum causing panic among many residents living along its banks. With memories of the devastating 2014 floods still fresh in minds, several residents spent sleepless nights after watching the soaring water levels despite knowing well that the probability […]

Despite ban, private tutors take early morning classes

Despite ban, private tutors take early morning classes

SRINAGAR: The ringing alarm clock at 6:30 on a chilly February morning makes Sania, 17, restless.  Her eyes open to a single worry: will she make it to her tuitions in time. A resident of Lal Bazar, Sania, has to attend her first tuition at 7:30am despite a directive from Education department (SRO 435 Edu […]

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 […]

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