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View from India—Yearning for Kashmir

A Kashmiri writer tried to visit his home. Then Narendra Modi intervened

By Iqbal Ahmed   November 2019
Protests in Srinigar in 2016 Photo by Dar Yasin/AP/Shutterstock

Protests in Srinigar in 2016 Photo by Dar Yasin/AP/Shutterstock

I had planned to travel from London to Kashmir in August to celebrate Eid-ul Adha with my parents. Two months earlier, I booked my tickets to fly to its largest city Srinagar on 5th August, after changing at New Delhi. Friends and relatives warned me that I should put my visit on hold because they foresaw, after thousands of Indian troops were deployed to the Valley from July onwards, that a calamity…

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