In Pictures: Of burnt-down homes and memories

Rawalapora village in Shopian witnessed one of the longest gun-battles between militants and armed forces in recent times in Kashmir. The gunfight left two militants dead and at least five houses were gutted. The encounter left behind a trail of destruction in it's wake, of not just burnt-down homes but memories as well. Journalists Mohammad Dawood and Ibrahim Mussa traveled to Shopian to capture the remains of the three-day encounter. 


People walk over debris of destroyed houses in Rawalpora, Shopian.
Scene outside a destroyed house in Rawalpora, Shopian.
People gather outside a gutted house in Rawalpora, Shopian.
Young men stand over the ruins of a gutted house in Rawalpora, Shopian.
A pile of debris of destroyed house in Rawalpora, Shopian.
Villagers survey the site of destroyed houses in Rawalapora, Shopian.


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