Written by Nazir Masoodi
| Saturday March 18, 2017, SRINAGAR
Her mother woke up to the sound of gunshots in the neighbourhood. But eight-year-old Kaneeza was fast sleep. Makhini Begum didn't try. It was always quite a task to wake her up, and it seemed safe to stay still. And then, another bullet pierced through the wooden house, and hit her little girl in her chest. She died, in her sleep. Outside the gun-fire continued, inside the cries. Their mother told Kaneeza's four brothers, who were also sleeping in the room, to hide themselves. They tried.