efe-epaBy Shah Abbas. Srinagar, India

Drug abuse, particularly of heroin, is on the rise in disputed Kashmir thanks to a long-running separatist conflict that has made those opposed to Indian rule vulnerable amid an alleged Pakistan-based trafficking ring to finance the insurgency.

“Our lives have become hell due to continuous police raids,” a 23-year-old addict, who requested anonymity, told EFE. EFE-EPA