Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir – For Amjad Ali, a Muslim nomad, this year’s migratory journey from Jammu towards the mountains of Kashmir is going to be longer than usual.
Each year, the 40-year-old and other members of his Bakarwal community typically leave their houses in Rasana and adjoining villages in Indian-administered Kashmir in mid-May.
Their destination is the green pastures of the mountainous region where they graze cattle during the summer months.
This time however, Ali says their journey started early, “out of fear”.
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