Ataullah Handoo, 75, suffered losses when the cross-border trade was suspended in April 2019. Photo: Adil Abass Ataullah Handoo, 75, suffered losses when the cross-border trade was suspended in April 2019. Photo: Adil Abass
Ataullah Handoo, 75, suffered losses when the cross-border trade was suspended in April 2019. Photo: Adil Abass
Kashmir

In Kashmir border town, villagers long for resumption of India-Pakistan trade

  • In 2008, the town of Uri began thriving when trade routes were opened along the Line of Control as part of measures to ease tensions between India and Pakistan
  • But since New Delhi halted all trading activity two years ago, security lockdowns, telecoms blackouts and Covid-19 have plunged residents back into poverty

Topic |   Kashmir
Ataullah Handoo, 75, suffered losses when the cross-border trade was suspended in April 2019. Photo: Adil Abass Ataullah Handoo, 75, suffered losses when the cross-border trade was suspended in April 2019. Photo: Adil Abass
Ataullah Handoo, 75, suffered losses when the cross-border trade was suspended in April 2019. Photo: Adil Abass
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