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Kashmiri Muslim orphans wait to break their fast of Muslim holy month of Ramadan in an orphanage in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, Aug. 4, 2011. (Xinhua/Javed Dar) An estimated number of orphans in Jammu and Kashmir is more than 200,000, revealed a UK-based child rights organization, Save the Children, on Tuesday during  a one day workshop on ‘Children and Print Media in Jammu and Kashmir’ organized by the organisation. The group said that out of the total number 37 percent orphans were due to the ongoing armed conflict in the state. “An estimated population of orphans

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  Kashmir, the disputed region between India and Pakistan, has been going through conflict since the armed rebellion started in late 80s and has resulted in grave human rights violations, killings, torture and rapes. The children of Kashmir or the Children of Conflict have faced the wrath of government forces and the draconian laws like Public Safety act (PSA). Since the mass peaceful resistance movements of 2008, the minors of this region have been arrested, tortured, and mostly booked under the PSA and put behind the bars for months. There have been instances during which children as young as 10