From a hospital to colony

From a hospital to colony

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Photos and Text by Iqra Zargar

I am on the banks of famous Nageen Lake in Srinagar and can clearly relish its pristine beauty from a viewpoint known as Behrar which is inhabited by about 85 leprosy affected patients and their families. The contrast is clearly visible when I compare the shabby living standards of these patients and the posh living of ‘normal’ people outside the colony.

The colony was basically a ‘live-in’ hospital established by the Kashmir Medical Mission in the eighteenth century and as per

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