In Kashmir, on either side of the Line of Control that separates Indian Occupied and Azad Kashmir, seldom is anything simple.
Even burying the dead has become political.
Indian authorities are refusing to hand over the bodies of those killed in ongoing fighting between the Indian army and Kashmiri rebel fighters to their families.
They have given the COVID-19 pandemic as the reason for not handing over the bodies.
“Whilst there is the threat of coronavirus, the bodies will not be handed over,” the inspector general of police in Kashmir, Vijay Kumar, told Al Jazeera in early May.