Battle for Chitral reignites 113 years on (India)





A family who once ruled a princely state of the Raj want a neglected British monument to be moved 200 miles to their mountain kingdom for safekeeping.

The memorial, standing on a hillock beside the Kabul River outside Nowshera in Pakistan, commemorates one of Britain's most famous military feats - the race to lift the siege of Chitral in 1895.

Daubed with graffiti and defaced by some who are offended by its proximity to a Muslim graveyard, it is in danger of collapsing.


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