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Pepper, tear gas choke Habba Kadal residents

Pepper, tear gas choke Habba Kadal residents

Srinagar: Intense stone-pelting took place in Habba Kadal area of downtown Srinagar today evening. Police and para-military forces resorted to tear-gas and pepper shelling to restrain the protestors. The entire area was choked by tear-gas and pepper gas, causing “a lot of inconvenience to the elderly” who were heading to prayers in mosques, said a local. The […]

Politics, placards and a dead son

Politics, placards and a dead son

Tufail Matoo, 17, was killed at Rajouri Kadal on 11 June 2010 when police fired a tear gas canister at him, hitting him in the head. Tufail was returning to his home from his tuitions. Tufail would spend most of the time in this room at his maternal residence at Nawa Kadal preparing for the […]

Fridays, dreams and a Harry Potter schoolbag

Fridays, dreams and a Harry Potter schoolbag

Zahid Farooq, 17, was killed on 5 February 2010 at Nishat when BSF  troopers fired at him while he was playing cricket with his friends. Zahid would turn his room into a playing field when his friends would come to see him. “Whatever they would do, we would never use a harsh word for him […]