Watch | Blinded by metal pellets, youth recounts Muharram procession horror


Sitting on a hospital bed in Srinagar with his right eye shut, 23-year-old Shahnawaz Hussain is now half-blind. But he can recall the evening of Tuesday, when a metal pellet hit his eye, turning his world black. The Kashmir Walla’s Umer Asif reports. 

Story by Umer Asif. Edited by Asif Hamid.

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