Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Freedom, scribbled in grenade ash by a Lashkar fidayeen, moments before he died.

Muslim tenants in a former Pandit house, Ganpathyar, Srinagar

Saida, widow, mother to four sons. Three dead. One missing. Presumed dead.

Lone shikara on Dal.

Lone sofa set that survived the looters. Pandit house, Ganpathyar, Srinagar

Sher-e-Kashmir, the cricket stadium, Srinagar

After afternoon prayers, Ramzaan, Hazratbal, Srinagar

Freedom, scrawled in blood by a Lashkar Fidayeen moments before he died.

Sunset at Dal Lake.

Feeding the pigeons, Ramzaan, Jamia Masjid, Srinagar

Kabir Sheikh and family. His son Hamid was among the first to take to the gun.

Enroute to Shalimar Gardens

A boy runs through Ganpathyar, a ghost town.

Shikaras at the Dal

A dog stares out from the corrugated tin roof of an abandoned house in Ganpathyar, Srinagar

Busy days at the Dal.

A young boy runs through a graveyard for militants. Stops. Turns. Click.

Abandoned Pandit house in Ganpathyar, Srinagar

Jamia Masjid, Srinagar. A window catches the setting sun.