Zaroo Gun Factory houses one of the last surviving groups of gunsmiths in Kashmir Valley, struggling with the decades-long decline in sales. The factory has been manufacturing guns for generations that were majorly used for hunting purposes, or for decoration. However, the ban on hunting and the political situation over the last three decades led to a decline in sales.
Story by Abrar Fayaz. Edited by Asif Hamid.
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