Congress party supporters accompany a party nominee to file nomination papers for the upcoming parliamentary elections in Jammu, India. India will hold national elections from April 7 to May 12, kicking off a vote that many observers see as the most important election in more than 30 years in the world’s largest democracy.
Recruits from the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry Regiment of the Indian Army take part in a passing out parade in Srinagar on Wednesday. The 494 recruits, many of them locals, completed a 49-week training programme before being absorbed as regular members of the regiment. Read more
A Hindu holy man smokes as he waits to register for the annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu, India, on Friday. Thousands of pilgrims annually visit the remote Himalayan shrine at 3,888 meters above sea level to worship an icy stalagmite representing Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction. Read more
An Indian man dries plastic bags for reuse at an industrial area on the outskirts of Jammu, India, on Wednesday. The UN celebrates World Environment Day on June 5 to stimulate global awareness on environmental issues Read more
A Kashmiri Bakarwal leads his horse carrying tents and blankets along the banks of the Dal Lake in Srinagar, India. Bakarwals are nomadic herders in Jammu and Kashmir state, who wander in search of good pastures for their cattle
Kashmiri Muslims react as a priest shows a relic believed to be a hair from the beard of Prophet Muhammed during special prayers on the death anniversary of Abu Bakr Siddiq, the first Caliph of Islam at the Hazratbal Shrine in Srinagar on Friday. Hundreds of Kashmiri Muslims gathered at the shrine in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir to offer special prayers.