Umar Lateef Misgar

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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’

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
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

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
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

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
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.
  • 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