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Kashmir nomads wonder what place they have in today's India

9 days ago   |   By ABC News

After centuries of traversing the Himalayas, life is changing for Kashmir's Bakarwal nomads, who have seen cities close in on them, hostility from locals and this year, a horrific gang-rape and death of a child a crime committed to drive them away
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Kashmir nomads wonder what place they have in today's India

9 days ago   |   By National Post

SRINAGAR, India - Along a bustling road set amid a series of new McMansions in Kashmir's main city, a half-dozen extended families are camped in an open field in shelters of burlap and plastic. To an outsider, they look like refugees.
But they're not.
They are nomads whose families have travelled for centuries between summer pastures in the Himalayas and winter grazing grounds in the lowland plains, herding their goats, sheep and horses.
The Muslim Bakarwal, who usually stop only briefly in Srinagar, have settled in for a few extra days this year for a community marriage. This group, of...
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