Remains of that day

The recent Nowgam encounter not just left two militants dead but a household which had been built with sweat and blood got destroyed in the mayhem.

Author Shahnaz Bashir visits the house that was recently damaged in a gunfight between militants and government forces at Waanbal Nowgam, Srinagar on 24 October.

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A corner in the kitchen | Photo by Shahnaz Bashir
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A damaged kanger standing intact in the debris | Photo by Shahnaz Bashir
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A dangling charred wire | Photo by Shahnaz Bashir
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A mangled electric heater | Photo by Shahnaz Bashir
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A partially mangled electric kettle | Photo by Shahnaz Bashir
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A space left for exhaust fan in the kitchen pocked with bullets | Photo by Shahnaz Bashir
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An area of darkness | Photo by Shahnaz Bashir
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Bulletbore | Photo by Shahnaz Bashir
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Desperate things | Photo by Shahnaz Bashir
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Nothing to hang on | Photo by Shahnaz Bashir
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Residues and remnants | Photo by Shahnaz Bashir
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Smoked leaves of a book | Photo by Shahnaz Bashir
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The sooty bullet-pocked wall | Photo by Shahnaz Bashir
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Lower part of a tin pen-box | Photo by Shahnaz Bashir
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A child from the neighbourhood takes a look at the damaged house| Photo by Shahnaz Bashir
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Twin niches in the kitchen | Photo by Shahnaz Bashir
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Writing on the wall


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