Three the Very Hard Way

The last time Bashir Ahmed saw his nephew was one morning three years ago in their modest home in Gujrat, an industrial town in Pakistan's Punjab province. Mohzam Siddique was wearing the brown shalwar kameez his mother had ironed the night before and carried a spare in a plastic shopping bag. "All he said was that he was going to a public rally," recalls Ahmed, who had taken care of Siddique's family ever since the lad's father, a Pakistani artilleryman, was killed by Indian soldiers in a firefight in Kashmir in 1980, when Siddique was just two.

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