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The feast begins: how Muslims in conflict-torn Kashmir celebrate Eid, in pictures

The region has been gripped by conflict between Pakistan and India for decades, with a spike in violence in recent years. But during one of the biggest festivals on the Islamic calender, people here celebrate ‘without reservations’

5 Jun 2019 - 3:42PM

The region has been gripped by conflict between Pakistan and India for decades, with a spike in violence in recent years. But during one of the biggest festivals on the Islamic calender, people here celebrate ‘without reservations’

The feast begins: how Muslims in conflict-torn Kashmir celebrate Eid, in pictures
Silence of the lambs: the forgotten victims of Kashmir violence

There are many innocent victims of the fighting between the Indian army and separatist insurgents in Kashmir – among them, a group usually ignored: farm animals

6 Feb 2019 - 3:27PM

There are many innocent victims of the fighting between the Indian army and separatist insurgents in Kashmir – among them, a group usually ignored: farm animals

Silence of the lambs: the forgotten victims of Kashmir violence
Is India’s All-Out campaign to blame for Kashmir’s civilian deaths?

Civilian deaths have been on the increase since 2017, when the Indian government launched its heavy handed counter-insurgency operation called All-Out – named after a brand of mosquito repellent

9 Dec 2018 - 2:47PM

Civilian deaths have been on the increase since 2017, when the Indian government launched its heavy handed counter-insurgency operation called All-Out – named after a brand of mosquito repellent

Is India’s All-Out campaign to blame for Kashmir’s civilian deaths?
Gunmen in Kashmir left me paralysed. Now I teach its disabled children
  • There are more than 100,000 disabled children in conflict-ridden Kashmir. Had Javed Ahmad Tak not been shot, there might still not be a single school to cater to them.
26 Oct 2018 - 8:06PM
  • There are more than 100,000 disabled children in conflict-ridden Kashmir. Had Javed Ahmad Tak not been shot, there might still not be a single school to cater to them.
Gunmen in Kashmir left me paralysed. Now I teach its disabled children