How a stunning Meadow became a killing field

The Meadow: Kashmir 1995 - Where the Terror Began by Adrian Levy and Cathy Scott-Clark. Harper Press, €21.40. Reviewed by Dermot Bolger.

5th May, 2012
Dirk Hasert, Paul Wells, Donald Hutchings, Keith Mangan and Hans Christian Ostro were kidnapped and killed in Kashmir in 1995. Photo: Getty

The Meadow: Kashmir 1995 - Where the Terror Began by Adrian Levy and Cathy Scott-Clark


Kashmir is a region of outstanding beauty, but one with endlessly disputed boundaries: India, Pakistan and China have all claimed sections of it. In the West before 1995, its name was mainly identified with a Led Zeppelin song, although among hikers it had a reputation as being one of the ultimate destinations. The place every trekker entering those Indian Himalayas wanted...

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