‘Our children are killed because we demand Azadi’

Faizan Dar (12) and Mohammad Abbas Rather (17) were killed in firing by CRPF personnel outside a polling booth in their village in Hardu Dalwan, Budgam on 09 April, on the day when Srinagar-Budgam-Ganderbal districts went to polls for Indian parliamentary elections. Wande Magazine correspondent spoke to an elderly man from the nearby village who narrated to us the details of what had happened on that fateful morning and why people from the village boycotted the parliamentary elections.