Many young men from Indian-administered Kashmir have moved south to the Indian capital of New Delhi, searching for opportunities that are hard to find at home. Even with tensions escalating after a bombing that killed 40 Indian security personnel, going back isn’t the easiest option.
Threats to their safety aren’t new for people from Indian-administered Kashmir who live in other parts of India. But many now fear heightened backlash in the wake of the Feb. 14 attack on Indian armed forces.
About half of the 14,000 Rohingya refugees known to be living in India are in and around Jammu, a city in a contested area near India’s northern tip. They fled Myanmar to escape extreme anti-Muslim violence, but they’re facing similar sentiments now in Jammu.