updated 11:51 AM GMT, Dec 19, 2014

2010 Kashmir killings: Anees Khursheed

2010 Kashmir killings: Anees Khursheed

It’s noon, and Khursheed Ahmad Ganaie is sleeping in his two-storey house in the Narwor area of Srinagar’s Old City. He has been unwell since 2010, when he lost his youngest son.

 

The father of four

'His feet longed to rest under earth'

'His feet longed to rest under earth'

Umar‘s room is filled with warm sunlight and silence. Amid the stillness in the room, he smiles in a picture hung on a wall, but outside his family is busy with the little preparations— people have be

The mysterious deaths

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 2010. In a time where stones were pitted against gun

The lost vision of life

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 the wooden window. His face towards the tall poplars i

Struggle to save Muzaffar ends

Ghulam Nabi Mir sold his entire land and poultry farm, his sources of income, to keep his son Muzaffar Ahmad Mir, who was seriously injured during last year’s civil unrest, alive. Now he was planning

'Accidental' tryst that unraveled truth

'Accidental' tryst that unraveled truth

Unraveling the truth often makes people attempt the unthinkable. Soon after the civil unrest in the Kashmir valley subsided last year, four young people had a tryst in the virtual world. They were str

Booked under PSA policeman awaits justice

Among the many youth booked during 2010 civil unrest under the Public Safety Act (PSA)- that gives State the authority to book a person for a period of two years, the Jammu and Kashmir police did not

Palhallan: This day last year

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 passed away a week later. A year later, tracing the

Fancy Jan: Death wafts through curtains

Fancy Jan: Death wafts through curtains

This day, last year, a bullet allegedly fired by the police to disperse protesting crowds on the Danderkhah road at Batmaloo hit 24-year old Fancy Jan. At that moment, she was standing near the window

What Hanifa left behind

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 single mother, she begged her sister-in-law during her la

Rubina’s dirge

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 Matoo. In the spaces where her son last touched his

GM Stadium: Tufail’s last journey

GM Stadium: Tufail’s last journey

The word stadium evokes vision of a vast ground encircled by stands, and young boys playing. But the Gani Memorial Stadium in Rajouri Kadal of old city is not just another playing field. For Kashmiris

Life, death and game of cricket

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 opened after winter break. However, during the lunch