Came across from the lane of chatabal, a downtown area of srinagar where i encountered with this little bud, soliha, guarding a local departmental shop which according to her belongs to her uncle.
i had approached this shop to buy some chocolates and was amazed by watching this innocent kid at the shop alone and guarding her uncle’s shop for a while as her uncle had gone for offering prayers. i asked her to take money in return of chocolates but soliha, a 4 year old girl, remained in check, denied and asked me to wait for her uncle. i waited and met her uncle afterwards.
this picture of kashmir gives a vivid imagination of safety in terms of cases like child abduction, theft and related crimes.