Portrait Of Grief


[Srinagar, Kashmir; June 30. Image via Getty]

SRINAGAR, KASHMIR – JUNE 30: Shameema 25, and her daughter holds a picture of her missing husband Shabir Ahmad Gassias inside their house on June 30, 2009 in Srinagar in the Indian Administered Kashmir. Shameema mother of two says her husband Shabir Ahmad Gassi a labourer was arrested by Indian soldiers on 22 January, 2000 during a nocturnal raid, just 15 days after she had given birth to a daughter. She still recalls how helpless she felt when her husband screamed, while the Indian Army soldiers interrogated him just outside the house. Kashmir is the most heavily militarized zone in the world. Around seven hundred thousand Indian soldiers are battling with Pakistani trained Kashmiri militants since 1989. The conflict has toll around the deaths of eighty thousand people and eight thousand disappearances. (Photo by Yawar Nazir/Getty Images)

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