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Eighteen year old boy was shot dead while two others were injured during protests against the Indian forces in North Kashmir’s Bandipora district late Friday evening. According to reports, youth in the Niadkhai area of the district started protesting after Friday prayers and were stopped by the deployed forces. This led to the clashes between the forces and the protestors. Youth started throwing stones on a passing police vehicle belonging to 18 Indian Reserve Police (IRP). The police tried to disperse the protesting crowd and fired several teargas shells. Late in the evening, forces reportedly fired upon the protesters that

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By News Desk | Srinagar, Kashmir Irfan Nabi Ganie Two civilians were killed in firing by Indian Army in Sumbal area of Bandipore district of Indian-controlled Kashmir- 25 kilometres from here, late last night during a cordon operation. Sources told The Kashmir Walla that the Army had laid a cordon in Markandal and during which a civilian was killed. Soon after the killing, protests erupted in the area and another civilian was killed when Army opened fire on the protesters, at early morning. The two youths have been identified as 18-year-old Irfan Nabi Ganie son of Ghulam Nabi and Irshad Ahmad Dar,

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People carrying the body of Hilal Ahmed Dar during protests in Bandipora. Photos and Text by Aabid Nabi Bandipora: A 21-year-old youth, Hilal Ahmed Dar, was killed in Army firing in North Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Tuesday night. He was killed in Halmathpora village in the Aloosa area of the district, 55 kms from Srinagar. The killing has triggered massive protests across the area and several people have been injured in the clashes. “We came to know in the morning that a civilian was killed by the troops,” locals said. As the word about the killing of the youth spread,

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A graveyard with unmarked graves in Bimbyar, Uri where the gravedigger Atta Mohhamad says that he buried 236 unidentified bodies. By Fahad Shah For the first time, since the unmarked graves in Jammu and Kashmir were exposed, the state police admitted the existence of 2683 First Investigation Reports (FIRs) pertaining to the death of those unidentified persons who are buried in the unmarked graves. The J-K police have admitted it in their reply to a RTI (J&K Right to Information act, 2009) submitted by the International People’s Tribunal on Human Rights and Justice in Indian-administered Kashmir and Association of Parents

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Kashmir speaks itself of its beauty and natural ornaments. There are many places which are yet to be visited by many people or we can say urban human eye didn’t reach there yet. A place, a village of Kashmir valley, Weavan is a far flung area where none of the droplets from state-budget-ocean could be sprinkled. The pictures below are taken by a young freelance photojournalist, Muhabit-ul-Haq in December 2010 when he visited the village. Text by Fahad Shah. Small mud-wooden huts between some haystacks on the end of hill welcome you to the Village, Weavan— 32 kms away from