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In trying times, Kashmiris find catharsis in prayers, books and TV series

In trying times, Kashmiris find catharsis in prayers, books and TV series
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The restrictions imposed in the Kashmir valley after the abrogation of Article 370 forced people to stay indoors, read conflict and resistance literature and watch famous television series. Photo for representational purpose only: iStock

Since the eruption of an armed struggle in Kashmir in 1989, ordinary Kashmiris have been following a different routine. The prolonged shutdowns, curfews and uninterrupted internet clampdowns (called e-curfews) force people to stay indoors, read conflict and resistance literature, watch famous television series and critically-acclaimed Pakistani drama serials, play indoor sports, and paint, draw cartoons and graffiti.

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