Dragged by her hair, beaten by batons, shot by pellets: How a Kashmiri girl lost her dream of becoming a doctor

Dragged by her hair, beaten by batons, shot by pellets: How a Kashmiri girl lost her dream of becoming a doctor  The year 2016 was extraordinary in Kashmir’s conflict-ridden history, and given the Valley’s past, that is a strong statement to make. What made last year so deadly was that along with men, women and young girls were also hit by lead pellets fired by security forces. As of now, there is no particular study done to find out, how many women were hit with pellets, but even conservative estimates would suggest a shockingly-high number. And Ifrah Shakoor is one of them. Dragged by her hair, beaten by batons, shot by pellets: How a Kashmiri girl lost her dream of becoming a doctor

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