The detention of Fahad Shah, the head of news portal Kashmir Walla, is the latest in a mounting media clampdown in the Indian-administered territory.
With their traditional dishes assimilated into Kashmiri culture, the community has found acceptance – and been spared the sectarian violence that followed India’s revocation of Kashmir’s autonomy.
Millions of Indians do not have access to the internet or a smartphone, yet vaccine registration can only be done online through a government portal.
Remote areas in Kashmir are seeing an influx of tourists as global coronavirus travel restrictions nudge Indians to holiday domestically.
Communities which rear yaks and goats in the area have not been able to pass to the Chinese side, threatening an ancient way of life and forcing them to work as petty labourers.