Kashmiri Girls Take Up Martial Arts Amid Growing Attacks

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Mohammad Iqbal a martial art coach teaches Kashmiri Muslim girls... News PhotoChild,Coach,Girls,Horizontal,Human Interest,India,Indoors,Islam,Jammu and Kashmir,Martial Arts,Srinagar,Stadium,Summer,TeachingPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Yawar NazirSRINAGAR, KASHMIR, INDIA - DECEMBER 16: Mohammad Iqbal a martial art coach teaches Kashmiri Muslim girls Thang-ta, martial arts inside indoor stadium on December 16, 2013 in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian administered Kashmir, India. As the number of crimes against women has risen in the region, girls from different age groups and backgrounds have taken up martial arts and other self defence courses to thwart attackers. Many believe after the barbaric rape and murder of a para-medic student last year on this day in the Indian capital of New Delhi, women in the Muslim majority state have taken to various martial arts forms like Thang-ta, a weapon-based Indian Martial art for protection. (Photo by Yawar Nazir/Getty Images)