Updated: December 17, 2019 04:43 AM GMT
Sister Jonnamma (far left) with 32 inmates of ‘Paramprasad Ahram' a shelter for destitute women in Akhnoor, in the border state of Kashmir. (Photo: Umar Manzoor Shah)
It is early morning and the constant chirping of birds helps us for a time to forget the pain and torment of some of the inhabitants of Akhnoor, a border town in northern India.
In this town bordering Pakistan, is a single story structure where Sister Jonnamma gets ready to prepare breakfast for 34 “ill-fated and most unwanted” women.Sprinkling water carefully into a large steel plate of wheat flour, the 52-year-old is making chappatis (traditional Indian bread) that she will serve with tea to the women she has been hosting in her shelter for the elderly since 2017.
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