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Supporters of the Jammu and Kashmir Libr...Supporters of the Jammu and Kashmir Libration Front (JKLF) shout pro-freedom slogans during a protest in Srinagar on January 21, 2016. Parts of the capital of Indian-administered Kashmir remained shut and rallies were held on January 21 to mark the killing of nearly sixty people by Indian security personnel in Srinagar's Gaw Kadal area on January 21, 1990. The event was followed by a series of similar incidents in and around Srinagar causing widespread anger across the valley and gave impetus to an armed insurgency which had just started in the Muslim-majority Himalayan state. AFP PHOTO / Tauseef MUSTAFATAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images

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Supporters of the Jammu and Kashmir Libration Front shout pro-freedom slogans during a protest in Srinagar on January. Parts of the capital of Indian-administered Kashmir remained shut and rallies were held on Thursday to mark the killing of nearly sixty people by Indian security personnel in Srinagar’s Gaw Kadal area on January 21, 1990.

A Kashmiri fisherman rows his boat on Dal lake during dense fog in Srinaga

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A Kashmiri fisherman rows his boat on Dal lake during dense fog in Srinagar

A Kashmiri Muslim woman peels off the bark of wicker sticks on the outskirts of Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, 22 December 2015. Wicker sticks are used to make Kangir, the traditional Kashmiri firepot, which is used to keep warm during cold winters. Hundreds of families in Kashmir depend on the trade with Kangir, with Kangir artisans of different regions making distinct and fashionable firepots.

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A Kashmiri Muslim woman peels off the bark of wicker sticks on the outskirts of Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, on Tuesday. Wicker sticks are used to make Kangir, the traditional Kashmiri firepot, which is used to keep warm during cold winters

Kashmiri protesters, engulfed in teargas smoke, throw stones at Indian security personnel in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Friday, Dec. 18, 2015. Police fired teargas and rubber bullets to disperse Kashmiris who gathered after Friday afternoon prayers to protest against Indian rule in the disputed region.

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Kashmiri protesters, engulfed in teargas smoke, throw stones at Indian security personnel in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Friday

 New recruits of the Indian Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) during the passing out parade in Humhama, on the outskirts of Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, 11 December 2015. A total of 648 recruits were formally inducted into the CRPF, an Indian paramilitary force, after completing a 44-weeks training in physical fitness, weapon handling, commando operations and counter insurgency

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New recruits of the Indian Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) during the passing out parade in Humhama, on the outskirts of Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, on Friday

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A Kashmiri man walks during a foggy morning in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, on Wednesday. Foggy weather in Kashmir valley affected surface and air traffic causing flight cancellations to and from Srinagar International Airport, stranding hundreds of passengers.

Kashmiri villagers mourn at a funeral procession for suspected rebels in the village of Bijbehara, in Anantnag district south of Srinagar, on Tuesday. Three suspected rebels were killed on Sunday, during an encounter with security forces in southern Kashmir

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Kashmiri villagers mourn at a funeral procession for suspected rebels in the village of Bijbehara, in Anantnag district south of Srinagar, on Tuesday. Three suspected rebels were killed on Sunday, during an encounter with security forces in southern Kashmir

Kashmiri lawmaker Rashid with his face smeared in black paint and ink thrown by the activists from Hindu Sena, leaves after his news conference in New Delhi...Kashmiri lawmaker Sheikh Abdul Rashid, commonly known as Engineer Rashid, with his face smeared in black paint and ink thrown by the activists from Hindu Sena, a Hindu hardline group, leaves after his news conference in New Delhi, India, October 19, 2015. Activists from the Hindu Sena smeared ink and black paint on Rashid's face on Monday, for serving beef in a government building in Srinagar earlier this month, according to local media reports.

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Kashmiri lawmaker Sheikh Abdul Rashid, commonly known as Engineer Rashid, with his face smeared in black paint and ink thrown by the activists from Hindu Sena, a Hindu hardline group, leaves after his news conference in New Delhi, India. Activists from the Hindu Sena smeared ink and black paint on Rashid’s face on Monday, for serving beef in a government building in Srinagar earlier this month

Kashmiri Muslim women wail as they watch the funeral procession of suspected rebels, at Barhama, 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. At least four Indian army soldiers and three suspected rebels were killed in three separated gun battles in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said on Monday

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Kashmiri Muslim women wail as they watch the funeral procession of suspected rebels, at Barhama, 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Monday

An Indian paramilitary trooper stands guard near a barricade in Srinagar. Indian Kashmir mostly shut down September 7 to protest government delays in rebuilding the region hit by devastating floods a year ago, as hundreds of police and troops patrolled the streets.

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An Indian paramilitary trooper looks through the grill of his helmet visor as he stands guard near a barricade in Srinagar. Indian Kashmir mostly shut down September 7 to protest government delays in rebuilding the region hit by devastating floods a year ago, as hundreds of police and troops patrolled the streets.

n Indian Naval soldier pays respect at the India Gate war memorial during a ceremony to commemorate 50th anniversary of a war between India and Pakistan, in New Delhi, India

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An Indian Naval soldier pays respect at the India Gate war memorial during a ceremony to commemorate 50th anniversary of a war between India and Pakistan, in New Delhi, India. In New Delhi, leaders marked the anniversary of the 1965 war fought over Kashmir that ended in a ceasefire and a return to front lines that predated the conflict. India and Pakistan have fought three wars since independence and partition in 1947. 

The parents of Shafqat Hussain, a convicted murderer speak  to journalists after their son was hanged at a central jail in Karachi, at their relatives home in Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistani administered Kashmir, 04 August 2015. Pakistani authorities on 04 August hanged Shafqat Hussain whose family claimed was only 14 years old when convicted on murder charges a decade ago, officials said. Shafqat Hussain was executed at a prison in the southern city of Karachi, an Interior Ministry official said. One of Hussain's relatives confirmed the hanging to media as the family waited for the body outside the prison. The had been postponed four times this year to settle a dispute about his age at the time he killed a 7-year-old boy in 2004.

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The parents of Shafqat Hussain, a convicted murderer sit at their relatives home in Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistani administered Kashmir after their son was hanged at a central jail in Karachi on Tuesday

Police and protester clash as shutdown calls continue

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Members of the Jammu and Kashmir police forces clash with activists from the Jammu All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Coordination Committee during a strike in Jammu, the winter capital of Kashmir, India, on Monday

A Kashmiri villager cries for his missing relative after a cloud burst at Kullan village in Ganderbal district, on Friday. At least four people were killed in a series of cloud bursts that were reported from several parts of Kashmir during heavy rainfall, local media reported on Friday

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A Kashmiri villager cries for his missing relative after a cloud burst at Kullan village in Ganderbal district, on Friday. At least four people were killed in a series of cloud bursts that were reported from several parts of Kashmir during heavy rainfall

Indian policemen pay tribute at Mazar-e-Shuhada (Martyr's graveyard) during a ceremony marking Martyrs' Day in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, on Monday

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Indian policemen pay tribute at Mazar-e-Shuhada (Martyr’s graveyard) during a ceremony marking Martyrs’ Day in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, on Monday

An Indian rag picker carrying goods wades a water logged area after breach in River Jheluml in Srinagar, summer capital of Indian Kashmir, 25 June 2015. A flood alert was sounded in Jammu and Kashmir state on 25 June after the Jhelum and other rivers rose beyond their danger levels.

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An Indian rag picker carrying goods wades a water logged area after breach in River Jheluml in Srinagar, summer capital of Indian Kashmir on Thursday. A flood alert was sounded in Jammu and Kashmir state after the Jhelum and other rivers rose beyond their danger levels

Passing Out Parade in Humhama...epa04747442 New recruits of the Indian Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) take part in the passing out parade in Humhama, on the outskirts of Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, India, 14 May 2015. A total of 341 recruits were formally inducted into the CRPF, an Indian paramilitary force, after completing a 44-weeks training in physical fitness, weapon handling, commando operations and counter insurgency.  EPA/FAROOQ KHAN

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New recruits of the Indian Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) take part in the passing out parade in Humhama, on the outskirts of Srinagar, Kashmir, India. A total of 341 recruits were formally inducted into the CRPF, an Indian paramilitary force, after completing a 44-weeks training in physical fitness, weapon handling, commando operations and counter insurgency 

Bakarwal nomad children are seen through a veil that covers their tent as they react to a Kashmiri man photographing them on the outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Bakarwals are nomadic herders of Jammu Kashmir state who wander in search of good pastures for their cattle.

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Bakarwal nomad children are seen through a veil that covers their tent on the outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir on Tuesday

Kashmiri villagers carry the bodies of victims, who died after a hillside collapsed onto a house, for burial at Ledhan

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Kashmiri villagers carry the bodies of victims who died after a hillside collapsed onto a house, for burial at Ledhan village west of Srinagar on Tuesday.

Kashmiri villagers gather during rescue ...Kashmiri villagers gather during rescue efforts following landslides due to heavy rainfall in the village of Laden near Chadoora some 40km west of Srinagar on March 30, 2015. Landslides have buried at least 15 people in Indian Kashmir as hundreds fled their homes after heavy rain triggered flooding around the mountainous region. Police and witnesses said landslides had buried at least four houses in Chadoora, the worst hit area of the Himalayan region where hundreds were killed in devastating floods last September. AFP PHOTO/Tauseef MUSTFATAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images

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Kashmiri villagers gather during rescue efforts following landslides due to heavy rainfall in the village of Laden near Chadoora, 40km west of Srinagar. Landslides have buried at least 15 people in Indian Kashmir