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Kashmir protests 2010

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Siddhartha Gigoo For a Kashmiri Pandit life changed when the armed rebellion started in Kashmir Valley in late 80s. The community migrated to Jammu – outside Kashmir Valley in a matter of few days. Some of them settled in different parts of India and some left India to live in other countries. Some lived in make-shift camps, now living in government allotted flats at Jagti, Nagrota. How they lived since their migration and what they went through is their story which started after 90s. One of them is Sidhartha Giggoo, who was a teenager at that time. He too like

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By Yasir Ashraf A twenty-year-old student of Degree College Bemina at Srinagar, Malik Iqbal’s passport was ready as he had interest to go abroad, for further studies in Islamic studies. But luck didn’t support him. On 13 September 2010 afternoon, after attending Friday prayers, Iqbal was leaving towards Tangmarg town to join a procession against the burning of Quran in United States of America (USA). Police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men interrupted the procession and opened fire on the protestors. In just some seconds of firing, a young life had been snuffed out. Iqbal was dead. Iqbal was accompanied by