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Junaid Manzoor

The Burhan they killed 2 years ago still lives everywhere in Kashmir

Crackers were exploding loudly on the afternoon of July 8, 2016, the third of Shawaal. People were planning the weekend out. But then the sun began to slump and the crackling began to be punctuated with the stacatto of gunshots in Kokarnaag, some 60km from Srinagar, the summer capital of the Indian side of Kashmir….

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July 8, 2018


Pigeon-keeping in Kashmir, the art that flies in the face of class snobbery

At the top on their two-storey house, Zahoor Ahmad and Adil Ahmad scour the sky while their pigeons are in flight. As the sun begins to sink, Zahoor shouts to his younger brother: “The baby has come. Fly a few pigeons so that the infant recognises his home.” Adil takes a long bamboo stick to…

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June 21, 2018