Lobsang Jinpa’s herd of yaks and Pashmina goats grazing on pasture lands near Leh. Photo: Minaam Shah Lobsang Jinpa’s herd of yaks and Pashmina goats grazing on pasture lands near Leh. Photo: Minaam Shah
Lobsang Jinpa’s herd of yaks and Pashmina goats grazing on pasture lands near Leh. Photo: Minaam Shah

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As China-India border stand-off drags into winter, nomadic herders become collateral damage

  • Months into the deadly face-off, 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
  • Out of desperation, they have been forced to migrate towards more urban settlements and work as petty labourers

Topic |   China-India relations
Lobsang Jinpa’s herd of yaks and Pashmina goats grazing on pasture lands near Leh. Photo: Minaam Shah Lobsang Jinpa’s herd of yaks and Pashmina goats grazing on pasture lands near Leh. Photo: Minaam Shah
Lobsang Jinpa’s herd of yaks and Pashmina goats grazing on pasture lands near Leh. Photo: Minaam Shah
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