Kashmir has been on the boil since the death of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani on 8 July, 2016. The death toll in the clashes has reached 37 and almost 1,600 people have been injured so far.
Zahoor Ahmad Mandoo, 18, was the sole breadwinner for his family. He went missing on 9 July after attending the funeral procession of Wani, who was killed by military forces in the state. Three days later, his body was recovered from Jhelum. Mandoo, whose father passed away several years ago, is survived by his mother, four sisters and a differently-abled brother.
Irfan Ahmad Dar, a class X student, lost his life while trying to save his younger brother who was being beaten by CRPF men, reported The Indian Express. Altaf Ahmad Rather, 21, Hilal Ahmad Dar, 22, Safeer Ahmad Bhat, 22, were killed in the ongoing clashes.
More than 90 people have undergone surgery after being hit by pellets in their eyes since Saturday and a majority of them will either sustain some form of permanent damage, suffer disfigurement or lose their eyesight entirely, doctors say.
The killing of Wani will haunt hundreds of families for years and affect the lives of innocent people who had nothing to do with terrorism.