Pellet Debts

After their youngest son was hit by pellets at the peak of 2016 unrest, Rasheed and Wazira Sheikh borrowed a lot of money from...

Brothers in dark

After they were blinded in 2016 summer, they struggled in hospitals to manage their vision but failed. Then they survived on the sympathies, kind...

Nowhatta Nightmare

Every time Kashmir is on protest, areas surrounding the historic Jamia Masjid are under curfew. Once restrictions are over, tensions pile up making police...

A year after Burhan

The guerrilla group that Burhan Wani gave birth to is a completely different entity by way of evolution and operation. This generation has changed...

Is it morning?

It is everyday struggle for pellet victims who lost their eyesight completely in summer 2016. Confined to dark rooms they wait for divine intervention...

Deconstructing Disability

Last summer added scores to the already swelled list of conflict induced disables in Kashmir. In order to understand, how the unfortunate individuals are...

Pepper Paradise

In the wild goose chase for something to replace the deadly darker pellets, the government got pepper and PAVA. As the government is still...

2010 Killings ‘Admitted’

M L Koul Commission that was entrusted with the investigations of 2010 unrest, belatedly in 2014, has finally submitted its report. Recommending one case...

Loopholes Within  

The summer 2016 uprising was unprecedented in every respect, as it left hospitals across Kashmir flooded with injured and dead. Saima Bhat reports the...

Stop Press

Ruling journalist-abundant party created new precedence by banning a newspaper in 2016 summer. But there were many other incidents that are unlikely to get...

Systemic Silence

Five months after the first pellet victim walked into SMHS hospital amid sloganeering and charged up tempers,   Tabish Rafiq Mir visits the hospital only...

Daredevil Drive

He drove 3 kms with 300 pellets in his arm to reach the hospital. Once his wounds healed nightmares followed. Heena Muzzafar tells this...

Bemdoora Bamboozle?

For most of the last half a  year, the fateful encounter that killed teenage rebel Burhan Wani has remained a sort of riddle. Aakash...

That Last Drive

Shams Irfan spent 24 hours in Tral and was part of the multiple funeral prayers that swelling mourners offered on July 9. Five months...

Blocked Gateway

After four killings on highway connecting Kashmir with Delhi, an eerie silence replaced noise of engines. Aakash Hassan revisits the tragedies that kept the...

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