As floods hit, Pakistan’s Kalasha people fear for their way of life

Reuters: For Akram Hussain, unprecedented monsoon floods that drenched his Hindu Kush mountain valley this year were a danger to more than just homes and crops. His 4,000-strong Kalasha people, who live in three remote valleys in north-west Pakistan, preserve an ancient way of life, including animist beliefs at odds with Pakistan’s dominant Islamic state religion. That has led to threats by the Taliban, who call them kafirs, or non-believers. Outsiders, looking for arable land, also have increasingly......

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