Tuesday, May 26, 2020
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“Was shot dead while uncle was showing ID card”: Family of 26-yr-old civilian killed...

“He was not a militant. He was innocent. Innocent! Innocent! My brother was innocent, and they killed him.”
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“Shoved gun barrels in mouths, tied civilians to tree”: A ransacked Budgam village

When the troops raided their neighbours, “my father and I locked our door, and hid in the attic,” says 12-year-old Muntazir Ahmad Mir. “The forces kept saying, ‘Saalo, baahar niklo!’”
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Clampdown’s ghost haunts Kashmiris in another communication gag

The trademark move of communication gag came after the operational commander of Hizbul Mujahideen, Riyaz Naikoo, was killed in a gunfight in Pulwama.
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Pellet-hit, bloodied, face with no name: Inside hospital after Pulwama gunfight

Nobody knew his name. His bandaged face was soaked in blood; he couldn’t speak either—the blood had dried up and sealed his lips.
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In lockdown, Shopian families’ quest to bring buried militants back home

The families of two militants, who were killed in a gunfight with the government forces in Shopian, south Kashmir, on Friday, will be traveling...

In Kashmir, a militant for six days

Less than a week later, his body returned home in a shroud, along with a caravan of hundreds of young men.

How life for a student changed since Pulwama attack?

Last year, on 14 February, a 19-year-old Kashmiri militant, affiliated with Jaish-e-Mohammad, rammed an explosive-laden Maruti Eeco into a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy of seventy-eight vehicles in Lethpora, Pulwama.
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Madhosh Balhami: ‘My verses are witness to Kashmir’s history’

The story of Madhosh Balhami, a poet who lost the work of his lifetime in a gunfight in March 2018, is a journey of a Kashmiri, and Kashmir together.

Cold childhood, begging meals, and weighing odds

“At first, I was really ashamed. But now, I have accepted that I’m doing this. I'm begging. It is for my children.”
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The portrait of a family under lockdown: “We will die of hunger”

On the outskirts of downtown Srinagar, in Zaldagar, Waseem Ahmad Balla’s family of five lives in one room and a kitchen. Sitting at the...