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Syed Farakh Bukhari By Arif Shafiq Badoo The streets of Kreeri village smelled of spoiled blood, and silence filled the air with smoke. The Wednesday afternoon of July 2010 saw every house abandoned in this South-western village of Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir. Every ear was glued to the broken window edges and heard the marching raids. The roads were blocked by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men and every activity was in view. It was rarely a rare scene but got disturbed by the protesters of Palhallan- a nearby village. They wanted the people of Kreeri to

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Women protesting during 2010 mass uprising. Kashmir’s women have been called the steel magnolias, the bravest in the world. Brave for having taken every suffering, endured pain and stood up in the height of odds. They have tolerated being widowed, left with no son, ravaged off their chastity and left alone in conditions, which are unbearable for others. But what have we done for them? Apart from mentioning them in the rhetorical talks of their sufferings and praising them with beautiful sobriquets and then “the world moves on”. Once I was travelling from Lal Chowk to home in my car.

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By Fahad Shah “A young boy has died in hospital. He was arrested by police on Friday,” a friend told me when I was leaving from my home. He said the boy was beaten up and arrested during Friday protests, now he has succumbed to his injuries. I ran back to my home to get my camera and notebook. From home, I went straight to the Main road were the procession along with the boy’s body was heading towards Buchpora. In a sea of people, I could see faces of my neighbors, my friends raising slogans and wailing. Red, blue,