Last week, a 7.42 minutes video clip was widely shared on social networking sites showing a person being beaten ruthlessly and then tied with a rope by his family. Some of their neighbours assembled to intervene, but they were not allowed to enter the gate of their house. Finally they managed to barge in by jumping over the wall. It was an inhumane act. Later, the local police in Qazigund informed that the person, being beaten was mentally unsound, and was trying to set afire his own house. His siblings caught him and then beat him up. An FIR has already been filed in the station.
They waited for a decade to have their first child, but when finally the day came, Lance Naik Ranjeet Singh was dead before their baby girl was born. Singh was among the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry personnel killed allegedly by Pakistani intruders along the Line of Control (LoC) in Sunderbani sector of Rajouri district on Sunday. Two infiltrators, believed to be members of the border action team, were also killed in the gunfight. As the body of Singh reached his home, his new born baby girl, who had just opened her eyes and his wife, were taken to the cremation ground directly from the hospital.
In the highly volatile Kashmir valley where any news has a direct impact on its streets, an order by the Governor-run- government was withdrawn within 24 hours that asked the educational institutions of the state to purchase copies of the Bhagavad Gita and Ramayana for their libraries. The order was issued by the state Chief Secretary in Srinagar. The order led to widespread criticism and there were speculations that it could lead to the ‘situation like 2008 unrest.’
Almost six days after Urban Local Bodies election results were announced and they were declared losers, Neelofar Begum and her daughter Gousia Islam, mother and sister of BJP District President Bandipora Sheikh Waseem Bari, met an accident with a truck while travelling in an Alto Maruti car from Manasbal to Ganderbal. The mother of Bari died on spot and sister was critically wounded. She is undergoing treatment in SKIMS Soura.
This week, the local police in Kupwara used social media to reunite a specially challenged person with his family in Bihar. It was, at least, eighteen years after being lost in Kashmir, a deaf and dumb man was reunited with his family by local police in Kupwara.
Last week, a pregnant lady, Firdousa, became the victim of cross-fire between the government forces and the militants in Shadimarg area of Pulwama district. She received a bullet on her neck when she was washing some utensils in her lawn. She later succumbed to her injuries at district hospital. She was expecting her third child. Her husband, Khursheed Ahmad Sheikh, a salesman in a garment shop, their two kids and sister-in-law were watching the incident from the window of their house, and thus are witness to her death. The couple was married in 2007. Their kids, son Tawqeer is studying in 3rd standard and daughter Aalima in LKG.
In a first of its adventure run, Valley’s one of the top athletes Hamid Aziz, 24, ran 200km in two days from Kargil to Srinagar – the feat that is being said has never been achieved or attempted by any athlete from J&K or India. Hamid, a resident of Hawal area of downtown in Srinagar, started his run at 11 am on October 21 from Kargil and reached Drass in the evening covering a distance of over 60kms under sub-zero temperatures. Next day, he again started at 6:30am, when the temperature was minus 6 degree at Drass. The athlete ran over an altitude of 11,578 feet above sea level at Zojila to reach Kashmir from Ladakh region and complete his ultra-run. He reached Srinagar late night same day. Last year, Hamid ran 110km from Srinagar to Baltal in 10 hours which is also a record in JK.