No Place for Kids

Procreation implies optimism. Mothers and fathers must believe that society will provide a haven, an environment in which their children will thrive. What does it say, then, if parents no longer have that faith? If rather than raise their children themselves, parents would send their beloved to far-flung corners of the world, anywhere, really, to escape the carnage of Kashmir?

Dilshada and Zahoor Ahmed Sheikh faced that bleak reality when their son Khalid was 16. Khalid was looking up to some dangerous role models: a few older friends who had gone across the border to Pakistan to join...

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