Miserable Eid for Kashmir families divided by India-Pakistan conflict
MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (AFP) - For thousands of Kashmiri families divided by one of the most heavily militarised borders in the world, this year's Eid al-Fitr festival offers cold comfort as India-Pakistan tensions flare.
Families split between Indian and Pakistani administered Kashmir have barely seen each other for decades and with peace talks on ice following deadly cross-border attacks, hopes are bleak.
The nuclear-armed neighbours have fought two of their three wars over the Muslim-majority Himalayan region, which is claimed by both countries in full but divided along the Line of Control (LoC).
Eid is a time for new clothes, sweets and giving children money. But for many families, finances are too tight for celebration. Instead they spend Eid remembering loved ones across the border.