Early one evening in May, dressed in a blue shirt, black trousers and bright-red sneakers, Mehran Yasin Shalla left his home, just around the corner from the shrine of the Sufi mystic Kaka Sheikh Ibrahim in Srinagar. That evening, his family called to find out when to expect him home; Mehran, it turned out, had left his cellphone behind. The next day, Mehran's worried father filed a missing person report with the police. Little became known until Wednesday, six months almost to the date since he disappeared, when police rang to say they had shot his son dead. "I am the flower and the sword," says a poem the teenager is purported to have recorded and circulated on social media soon after he left home. "I can fill the world with fragrance, or bathe in blood to give breath to my people." "I will live by this truth, or drink from the cup of martyrdom." In the weeks before his killing, Mehran Shalla had come to be relentlessly pursued by the Jammu and Kashmir Police, accused of staging a series of execution-style killings in Srinagar—among them, of small-time Srinagar gangster, and alleged police informant, Meeran Ali, police sub-inspector Arshad Ahmad… Read full this story
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