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Pellets and Bullets: Yet More Fodder For a Shaken Kashmir

By Muazzam Nasir   The picturesque Dal Lake, the historic shikaras and the houseboats bustling with life and activity are the parameters by which normalcy is judged in Kashmir. The Indian media makes a trip or two to the valley during the periods of eerie calm and interviews a few shikarawalas, houseboat owners, and hoteliers, […]
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