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After a joint team of Jammu and Kashmir Police, CRPF and Army, on December 28, started an encounter in the Bubgam village of Pulwama district (in Kashmir) and claimed killing of the two local militants of the Lashkar-e-Toiba outfit, they opened indiscriminate firing on the protesters too, as per the locals, which resulted in injuring at least 15 civilians badly. The incident was followed by massive protests and the authorities clamped curfew in the district town and some of its adjoining villages. Later, the Government ordered a magisterial probe into the incident.  Locals told a local newspaper that the people

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Danish Farooq, handcuffed, taken to court on December 1, 2012. By Shahid Tantray, Photojournalist | Srinagar, Kashmir A local court in Srinagar, Kashmir, today, extended the remand of Danish Farooq Wani, a minor of 16-years-old, after he was re-arrested by the Jammu and Kashmir police of Kralkhud Police Station, on November 26, allegedly for being a stone thrower. Danish was taken handcuffed to the court and was presented before the second Munsif, by the police, where his police remand was extended December 9, 2012. The hearing for his bail will be heard on December 3. He was earlier arrested on

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By Shahid Tantray, Photojournalist | Srinagar, Kashmir Normal life was disrupted on Thursday, in Kashmir’s summer capital Srinagar, as curfew was imposed in nine police station areas following sectarian clashes between Shiite Muslims and Sunnis on Wednesday. The district magistrate, Srinagar, yesterday evening announced curfew in the nine police station areas of the city after sectarian clashes broke out near Hawal area in the old city. Thousands of Government forces men were deployed in strength to enforce the curfew strictly. Police had erected mobile bunkers and barbered wire barricades on the road to stop the vehicular movement. The roads leading

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By Shahid Tantray, Photojournalist | Srinagar, Kashmir A group of youth gathered for a candle light protest here today, in support of Afzal Guru, demanding re-investigation of the case. The protestors appealed to the president of India for “justice for Afzal Guru”.  They said if Guru will be hanged then peace process will get affected in Kashmir. Guru was accused of being a Jaish-e-Mohammad militant and then convicted of the December 2001 Indian Parliament attack. He was sentenced to death by the Supreme Court of India in 2004, which was scheduled to be carried out on October 20, 2006 but he was given

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By Shahid Tantray Sixteen year old, Danish, was arrested on November 19, 2012, by the Jammu and Kashmir police on charges of stone throwing.  A district court had issued remand term for two days. On November 26, he was produced in the court and got bail from district sessions court. Immediately after his release, the police arrested him again in another case filed at Kral Khud police station and was taken away. While crying, minor Danish alleged that he was beaten up by the cops and was forced to accept the charges leveled on him. He also complained of being

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The Jammu and Kashmir police beating up Shahid Tantray, photojournalist, while he was covering stone throwing in Srinagar on November 25, 2011. Shahid was detained also. By Shahid Tantray [I] have been thinking about writing this for a while now. Yes, it’s not from any huge disasters but among one of my harsh experiences. Experiences in Kashmir where I report from. Yes! Kashmir. I am a photojournalist from Indian administered Kashmir, but before anyone starts to think what’s a big deal to work as a photojournalist in Indian administered Kashmir as many photojournalists have even worked in Gaza, Syria, Afghanistan,

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The Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) organised a sit-in today to mark the International Day of Disappeared Persons at a park in Srinagar. Several people from different fields joined the sit-in which included a number of students. Our photographer, Shahid Tantray captures the day. Every month the families of disappeared persons gather in Srinagar to make their demands heard. They demand the whereabouts of their missing ones but so far both state and Indian government has been ignoring these demands. The disappearance of many men who were married had given Kashmir a number of women who are called

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