“Their Father Will Join Them”

“Their Father Will Join Them”

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By Sheikh Saleem Halima Begum shows he her husband, Manzoor Ahmed Baba's photograph. She spends most of her time in her kitchen garden at her father’s house in Bankoot, Bandipora. She lives in one of the rooms of this three-room house. She sells vegetables to run her household. She has five kids, to take care of. Their father is missing since the past eight years. This is one of the stories of the hundreds of women who are called “half Widows”. Halima Begum, 35, is waiting for her husband, Manzoor Ahmed Baba to come. Eight years ago, Manzoor, a carpet

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