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Healing the hidden casualties of Kashmir

Help for some of the thousands traumatised by conflict. Mustaq, a teenager who was trying to start a pashmina shawl business in Srinagar, the capital of India’s Jammu and Kashmir, disappeared one night in July 2001. Three days later his body was found dumped in a park not far from his family’s home. His sister Saleema says the Indian authorities were responsible for the killing because they believed he had been involved in Kashmir’s separatist struggle. The 18-year-old had been shot in the head, back and thighs and, say the family, his heart had been removed. So gruesome was the sight that Saleema was allowed only a fleeting glimpse of the body. This was enough to scar her psychologically, but not enough to convince her that her brother was dead. She vowed to keep Mustaq’s room as he had left it, with the desk, letters, pens, clothes and pictures awaiting his return. Full Story

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