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A model of sustainable living

Tosamaidan, a high-altitude pastureland in Kashmir’s Budgam district that was until recently the site of a firing range of the Indian Army and a virtual death trap for civilians, is today a symbol of community-driven sustainable living.

 

At the entrance to Tosamaidan, in Budgam district of Kashmir.
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The Sukhnag river snakes through the panoramic Tosamaidan landscape.
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Flocks of sheep graze in the grassland.
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The huts of pastoralists.
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Bakerwal pastoralists moving into Tosamaidan.
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Tosamaidan Bachao Front members in the high-altitude landscape.
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Members of the TBF and the School for Rural Development and Environment undertake ecological restoration .
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Ramiz Bashir in the meadow where he lost his brother Wajid to an explosion. Photo: DrShaikh
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Mohammad ('Master') Maqbool and Shaikh Ghulam Rasool.
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Nazir Lone (‘RTI Nazir’) Photo: Ashishh
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Zainab bi lost her husband to a stray shell explosion.
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A hillside near Tosamaidan deforested by the Indian Army. Photo: Ashishh
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Youths of the TBF at a get-together.
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A Bakerwal boy herding sheep. Photo: Ashishh
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An upland buzzard in flight.
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The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, 2019, passed by Parliament, received the President’s assent on August 9, 2019. It reconstitutes the State into the Union Territories of Ladakh and Jammu & Kashmir, and takes effect on October 31, 2019.
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