Mursaleen lives in downtown Srinagar and had a rough childhood -- growing up he had to deal with bullies, both at his school and in his colony. "I lived in constant fear because no place was safe for me."
In more than three decades of conflict in Kashmir, human rights violations have led to thousands of probes and investigations. Among them hardly a few have given justice to the victims' families, who continue to fight for justice.
Though, the government forces’ bunkers and concertina wires have dotted the landscape for decades, their existence has been more pronouncedly felt since the abrogation of Article 370 and the subsequent clampdowns. Today, the map of Srinagar and the memory of its residents has been altered as Kashmir has been turned into a maze of checkpoints.