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Pakistanis in disputed Kashmir worry about rise of Indian nationalist
Pakistanis in disputed Kashmir worry about rise of Indian nationalist

The rugged, snow-laced beauty of the Himalayan countryside masks a creeping sense of worry about political developments taking place far below these mountains. In neighboring India, Narendra Modi, a conservative Hindu nationalist with a history of bellicose rhetoric on Pakistan, is poised to become prime minister, raising concern about renewed strife between the nuclear-armed rivals. Many Pakistanis will be closely watching Friday's election results in India, but perhaps nowhere more than in Gilgit-Baltistan, in the Pakistan-controlled section of the disputed region of Kashmir. Home to the world's second-highest peak, K2, it is a land of mighty glaciers and serene valleys...

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