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Nomad family of Ramban claims daughter’s rape in captivity; Police denies

Ms. Jan along with her father and brother in Srinagar narrating her side of the story. Photograph by Bhat Burhan for...
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One year after Kathua rape-murder: Nomad family longs for justice

The daylight of 17 January 2018 screeched the entire country’s conscience when the body of the eight-year-old girl, belonging to the nomad Gujjar-Bakarwal community,...

Rape of minor nomad girl: ‘If there is no justice, kill me with my...

"Whatever has been done to my daughter, if there is any justice in this world, I want that — for my daughter; if not,...
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Life Across LoC: From Mian Bakhsh’s darbar in Mirpur

I always adored Saif-ul-Muluk, poetry by great Sufi saint Mian Muhammad Bakhsh, since childhood. I spent countless summer evenings sitting on Takatposh (Wooden bed)...

Best of The Kashmir Walla in 2018: Loss, death and hope

The year 2018 has been deadly for Kashmir, with the highest number of killings, and many political twists and turns. We...
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Life Across LOC: In ‘Pearl Valley’ I’m no Snow White

The ‘Pearl Valley’ of Pakistan-administered-Kashmir, or generally known as Rawalakot, Poonch, is snow covered in the winters. As per locals, once a ‘Gora sahib’...
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Mother’s loyal son, Sauleh, and confidante of Zakir Musa

At the funeral mother of Sauleh, the confidante of Zakir Musa, was next to her 'loyal' son's body, wrapped in AGH...
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Life Across LoC: From ‘calinders’ to ‘tola’, a peek into daily transport

Standing under the sun, outside the Adil Hotel of Peervadhai in Rawalpindi, I was waiting for the Hiace to arrive. The waiting area was...
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Returns to husband’s grave: ‘Wake up, wake up, our baby is waiting’

Saima, from Indonesia, was married to a Kashmiri who was shot dead on Saturday during clashes near gunfight site in Pulwama...
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Kulgam’s avant-garde carpet artist

Ghulam Ali Sheikh, carpet artist; his hand-made carpets of Mahatma Gandhi, Allama Iqbal, and Mirza Ghalib. Photographs by Peer Haseeb