Kashmir massacres

Encounters with reality

Print edition : February 14, 2020

Relatives of victims of the Pathribal fake encounter at a demonstration on its 14th anniversary, at Brariaangan in south Kashmir, on March 25, 2014. Photo: Nissar Ahmad

In Nowgam on November 4, 2014, at the funeral of two boys killed by the security forces at a checkpoint in Chattargam on the outskirts of Srinagar. Photo: Nissar Ahmad

Relatives of Sikhs who were killed at Chattisinghpora, Anantnag, mourning their death on March 21, 2000. Photo: The Hindu Archives

The news of Davinder Singh’s arrest brings a strange hope, of closure of wounds, for the besieged eight million people of Kashmir whose memories are alive with the past injustices of the Macchil, Chattisinghpora, Pathribal and Barakpora massacres.
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