Summer Unrest 2010

The mysterious deaths

. KDNN

The mysterious deaths

Drowned. Succumbed to injuries. Beaten to death. These are the pithy stories of tragic ends many a lives met in the Valley in the days of unrest in…

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The lost vision of life

. Wasim Khalid

The lost vision of life

When I entered the partially lit room, it appeared Amir Kabir, 19, silently conversed with the God.

Alone, he squatted in one of the corners near th…

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What Hanifa left behind

. Freny Manecksha

What Hanifa left behind

After eight months of lying paralyzed in bed, on March 25 this year, 35-year-old Hanifa Wani died at her parental home in Kreeri, Baramulla. A singl…

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Life, death and game of cricket

. Uzma Falak (Pictures by Izhar Ali) Palhalan

Life, death and game of cricket

There is a grave. It was dug last summer adjacent to the yard of Raipora Public school. Exuberant children run around aimlessly as the school has o…

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Palhallan: This day last year

. Uzma Falak

Palhallan: This day last year

Last year, on this day, in Palhalan, a village 30 km north of Srinagar in Baramulla district, four people lost their lives and one among the wounded…

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Rubina’s dirge

. Uzma Falak

Rubina’s dirge

An all-encompassing silence has engulfed Rubina. It is her refuge.  In this silence echo the faded voices and strong memories of her only son Tufail…

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