For centuries, Bakarwals have centred their lives around rearing sheep and goats (bakra in Urdu) and even today accompany their herds across mountains and meadows.
Kathua rape and murder case verdict: Pathankot court's judgment focused on 'poetic justice', refused to give 'benefit of doubt' to accused
The special court, which convicted six people in the murder case of an 8-year-old nomadic girl in Kathua in Jammu region, has termed the crime "devilish and monstrous" committed in the most "shameful, inhumane and barbaric manner" for which "poetic justice" needs to be done to its perpetrators.
Javaid Rahi interview: Bakarwal intellectual on Kathua rape case, Kashmiri Muslims and community's cultural heritage
In an interview with Firstpost, Javaid Rahi discussed the Kathua rape case, Kashmiri Muslims and the cultural heritage of the Bakarwal community.
Kathua rape case: From grazing to land disputes, how differences between Hindus and Bakarwals led to crime
The persistent communal divide between Muslims and Hindus in Jammu has already thrown life out of gear in the city.
Horrific details have emerged in the rape and murder case of an eight-year-old nomadic girl in Kathua district in a chargesheet filed by the state police.