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A Kashmiri man reads a newspaper in front of closed shops during shutdown in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir. Chairman of the hardline faction of separatist group Syed Ali Geelani had called for a shutdown to protest against the arrests of Kashmiri youths during the Indian general elections in Indian Kashmir.

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A Kashmiri man reads a newspaper during a shutdown in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir. Syed Ali Geelani, a separatist leader, had called for a shutdown to protest against the arrests of Kashmiri youths during the Indian general elections in Indian Kashmir.

Kashmiri women row a boat filled with weed after cleaning the Dal Lake on Earth Day, on the outskirts of Srinagar, India, Tuesday, April 22, 2014. The weed-clogged Dal Lake is central to Kashmirís tourist trade and efforts are being made to rescue the lake. In the past two decades the lake has shrunk by more than half, according to environmental study reports. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

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Kashmiri women row a boat filled with weeds after cleaning the Dal Lake on Earth Day, on the outskirts of Srinagar, India, Tuesday. The weed-clogged Dal Lake is central to Kashmir‘s tourist trade and efforts are being made to rescue the lake. In the past two decades the lake has shrunk by more than half, according to environmental study reports 

Kashmiri people gather near the body of Waseem Yousuf Dar during his funeral in Dogripora village...Kashmiri people gather near the body of Waseem Yousuf Dar during his funeral in Dogripora village, about 40 km (25 miles) south of Srinagar, January 8, 2014. Waseem, a militant, was killed during a gunbattle with Indian soldiers on Tuesday evening in Dogripora, police said. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

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Kashmiri people gather at the funeral of Waseem Yousuf Dar in Dogripora village, near Srinagar in Kashmir. Waseem, a militant, was killed during a gunfight with Indian soldiers on Tuesday evening according to police.

An Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard during a surprise search operation in the business hub of Lal Chowk in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, 07 October 2013 Indian Army officiating Brigadier General Staff, Sanjay Mitra said a major infiltration bid by militants is underway in the Keran sector along the Line of Control, the de facto border which divides Kashmir into Indian and Pakistan administered parts.

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An Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard during a surprise search operation in the business hub of Lal Chowk in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir. Officiating Brigadier General Staff, Sanjay Mitra, of the Indian army, said a major infiltration bid by militants is under way in the Keran sector along the Line of Control, the de facto border which divides Kashmir into Indian and Pakistan administered parts.

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) recru...Indian Border Security Force (BSF) recruits march during their passing out parade in Humhama, on the outskirts of Srinagar on September 20, 2013. Some 623 new recruits were inducted into the force which is fighting an insurgency in Kashmir. At least 47,000 people have died as a result of the insurgency in highly militarised Indian Kashmir, according to official count with seperatists putting the toll twice as high. AFP PHOTO/Tauseef MUSTAFATAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images

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Indian Border Security Force recruits march during their passing out parade in Humhama, on the outskirts of Srinagar on Friday. Some 623 recruits were inducted into the force, which is fighting an insurgency in Kashmir. 

Coloured water from water cannons hits Kashmiri government employees as they shout slogans during a protest in Srinagar, India. Police detained dozens of government employees who protested demanding regularization of contractual jobs and an increase in pay.

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Kashmiri government employees are drenched in coloured water during a protest in Srinagar, India. Police used water cannons and detained dozens of employees during the protest by employees demanding regularisation of contractual jobs and an increase in pay.

 woman activist of Kashmiri separatist group Hurriyat Conference participates in a protest condemning Fridayís attack on Muslims by Hindus in Srinagar, India, Monday, Aug. 12, 2013. Curfew continued in some parts of Indian portion of Kashmir Monday following clashes between Hindus and Muslims during Eid holiday celebrations that claimed three lives.  (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

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A member of the Kashmiri separatist group Hurriyat Conference at a protest condemning Friday’s attack on Muslims by Hindus in Srinagar, India, on Monday. Curfew continued in some parts of the Indian portion of Kashmir, following clashes between Hindus and Muslims during Eid holiday celebrations that claimed three lives

Activists of India's Congress party's youth wing try to break barricades as police use water cannon to stop them during a protest in New Delhi, against the death of five Indian army soldiers in cross-border exchanges. Pakistani troops fired at a patrol near the cease-fire line on Tuesday in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir.

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Activists from India’s Congress party’s youth wing try to break barricades as police use water cannon to stop them during a protest in New Delhi, against the death of five Indian army soldiers in cross-border exchanges. Pakistani troops fired at a patrol near the cease-fire line on Tuesday in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir.

A Kashmiri woman looks out of a window during Jumat-ul-Vida or the last Friday prayers of the holy month of Ramadan in Srinagar.

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A Kashmiri woman looks out of a window during Jumat-ul-Vida, or the last Friday prayers of the holy month of Ramadan, in Srinagar.

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Indian paramilitary and police conduct a patrol during a curfew imposed on the Kashmiri summer capital in Srinagar on Friday. Indian-administered Kashmir’s main city was placed under curfew after Indian paramilitary forces shot dead six people protesting a raid by troops on an Islamic school in Kashmir on Wednesday.