“He was killed in cold-blood”: A Mother Speaks of the Brutal Killing of Her Son, Abid, by the Indian army

Abid Mir, 18, who was shot in the head by the Indian army on November 5. (Photo Credit: Stand with Kashmir).
Abid Mir’s mother, Naseema Mir, at her home in Pampore (Photo Credit: Stand with Kashmir).

He dropped his studies two years ago and started working as a milkman to earn. My husband works as a laborer and has been without work from last year due to the lockdown. His health has also been poor due to some complications. He was very young but the poor financial situation made him our only earning hand.

He had the load carrier that was given to him by his uncle. He drove it to distribute milk every morning at 7 am. The boys of his age wake up late and enjoy their lives but he had a lot of responsibilities at home. He was beautiful and well-built. He looked older than his age. His sense of humor was great and he would make all of us feel lively, when he was around I would always laugh on his jokes. He was a budding flower in our family and was very obedient.

He did not have a gun in his hand, why was he killed? What was his fault?

Our sons are being killed every day and we are helpless.

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Stand with Kashmir

SWK is a Kashmiri diaspora-led international solidarity movement that seeks to end the Indian occupation and support the right to self-determination.