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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 

A Kashmiri Muslim villager shouts pro freedom slogans during the funeral procession of Shabir Ahmed Gania, a suspected local militant of Hizbul Mujahideen outfit, in Drubgham, some 55 kilometers (33 miles) south of Srinagar, India, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. Thousands attended the funeral of two suspected militants killed in a fierce gunbattle Wednesday in a southern village of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, according to local reports.

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A Muslim villager shouts pro freedom slogans during the funeral procession of Shabir Ahmed Gania, a suspected militant with Kashmiri separatist group Hizbul Mujahideen, in Drubgham, 55km south of Srinagar, India

Funeral of killed protester in Kashmir

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Kashmiri Muslims watch the funeral procession of Farooq Ahmad Bhat at Palhallan in Pattan, about 30 km northwest of Srinagar, Kashmir, India, on Tuesday. Thousands of people participated in the funeral prayers of Bhat killed at Palhallan on 09 February 2015. The 20-year-old was killed and two others wounded critically after forces fired on protesters in the area who were protesting against the hanging of Afzal Guru two years back and demanding the return of his mortal remains.

Kashmiri Muslim women watch the funeral procession of Ishfaq Ahmed Malik, a suspected local militant, in Arwani, some 55 kilometers (35 miles) south of Srinagar, India, Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. Indian soldiers and police killed five suspected rebels during a fierce gunbattle Thursday in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, officials said.

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Kashmiri Muslim women watch the funeral procession of Ishfaq Ahmed Malik, a suspected local militant, in Arwani, some 55km (35 miles) south of Srinagar, India on Friday

Kashmiri women stand in a queue to cast their votes during the third phase polling of the Jammu and Kashmir state elections in Budgham, about 28 kilometers (17 miles) south west of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. The elections are being held in five stages to allow government forces to better guard against any violence or anti-India protests. Results are due Dec. 23.

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Kashmiri women stand in a queue to cast their votes during the third-phase polling of the Jammu and Kashmir state elections in Budgham, about 28km (17 miles) southwest of Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, on Tuesday.

Kashmiri Muslims watch the funeral procession of Indian paramilitary soldier Muhammad Shafi Bhat in Buran, some 35 kilometers (22 miles) north of Srinagar, India, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. Thousands took part in the funeral procession of Shafi who was killed in an attack by Maoist rebels in central India on Monday

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Kashmiri Muslims watch the funeral procession of Indian paramilitary soldier Muhammad Shafi Bhat in Buran, some 35 kilometers (22 miles) north of Srinagar, India, on Wednesday

Kashmiris walk towards a polling station to cast their votes on a cold and foggy morning in Kulangham, some 68 kilometers north of Srinagar, India on Tuesday. The second phase of the five-phased state elections is being held Tuesday.

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Kashmiris walk towards a polling station to cast their votes on a cold and foggy morning in Kulangham, some 68km north of Srinagar, India, on Tuesday.

An Indian Army soldier takes position during an encounter with armed suspected militants at Pindi Khattar village in Arnia border sector, 43 kilometers (27 miles) south of Jammu, India, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. An army officer says some of the militants occupied an abandoned bunker in Jammu region early Thursday and fired at the soldiers in Arnia sector in the Indian portion of Kashmir.

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An Indian Army soldier takes position during an encounter with armed suspected militants at Pindi Khattar village in Arnia border sector, 43 kilometers (27 miles) south of Jammu, India on Thursday

Kashmiri women wait in a queue to cast their votes during the first phase of polling to the Jammu and Kashmir state assembly elections in Lar, some 30 kilometers (19 miles) north of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. The five phased voting is scheduled to be held till December 20 with the results expected on December 23.

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Kashmiri women wait in a queue to cast their votes during the first phase of polling to the Jammu and Kashmir state assembly elections in Lar, some 30 kilometers (19 miles) north of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir on Tuesday

A masked Kashmiri protester stands with a placard during a protest in Srinagar, India, Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. Separatists groups in Kashmir called a general strike Monday to mark the anniversary of the day Indian troops took control of the region in 1947. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

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A masked Kashmiri protester stands with a placard during a protest in Srinagar, India. Separatist groups in Kashmir called a general strike to mark the anniversary of the day Indian troops took control of the region in 1947. 

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A Kashmiri shopkeeper stacks flood-damaged shoes on the street outside his flood-affected shop at the Lal Chowk area in Srinagar

Kashmiri women paddle boats loaded with lotus roots for cattle feed on Dal Lake in Srinagar on August 27, 2014.   Kashmir is divided between India and Pakistan, which both claim the region in full but administer separate partial areas. The neighbours have fought two of their three wars since independence over its control.

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Kashmiri women paddle boats loaded with lotus roots for cattle feed on Dal Lake in Srinagar on Wednesday. Kashmir is divided between India and Pakistan, which both claim the region in full but administer separate partial areas