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Fighting poverty with Islam in ‘militant-hotbed’ Shopian

In the unruly city center in Shopian, a district swarming with militants in restive Kashmir in India’s far north, thick coats of paint camouflage the graffiti on shops and houses. Locals say young boys lay bare their longing for “freedom” in mutinous words every day. Soldiers erase them swiftly. But despite obvious conflict, Shopian brims […]

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