When Kashmiri women picked up guns

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Kashmiri Women Militia

In the times of turbulence in wake of Pakistani Pashtun tribal raiders in 1947, the Kashmiri women and children also joined the men to defend the people and territory. In this picture of late 1947, Zainab Begum leads a contingent of armed women to welcome Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru at Srinagar air strip

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