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.
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 Wednesday. Kashmir is divided between India and Pakistan, which both claim the region in full but administer separate partial areas
Kashmiri children walk past an Indian paramilitary soldier standing in front of closed shops during a shutdown in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir. Police detained Muhammad Yasin Malik, chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), along with several of his supporters in Srinagar ahead of Mr Malik’s “Quit Kashmir” programme on Monday. Indian Kashmir is observing a complete shutdown in response to the JKLF call against New Delhi’s rule. Authorities have deployed police and paramilitary forces in several places to foil JKLF’s protest programme.
Kashmiri Muslim women offer prayers following Meeraj-un-Nabi celebrations at the Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar. Thousands on Friday thronged to the shrine, which houses a relic believed to be a hair from the beard of Prophet Mohammed, to celebrate the prophet’s ascension to heaven
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 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 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. 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Police use coloured water to disperse Kashmiri government employees during a protest in Srinagar, India, on Monday. Police detained dozens of government employees during the protest demanding regularisation of contractual jobs and a rise in salary.
Kashmiri men fish from the weed-covered Dal Lake in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, on Tuesday.
A Kashmiri government employee shouts anti-government slogans from inside an Indian police vehicle after she was detained during a protest demanding release of their arrears and regularisation of adhoc and contractual employees in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir on Monday. The employees called for a march to enter the Civil Secretariat which comprises offices of the state’s chief minister.
Kashmiri Muslim devotees pray as an unseen custodian displays a holy relic, believed to be a hair from the Prophet Mohammed’s beard, at Kashmir’s main Hazratbal Shrine in Srinagar on Friday, during celebrations for Miraj-Ul-Alam (Ascension to Heaven). Thousands of Muslims converge annually for celebrations at the shrine near the summer capital of the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
An Indian policeman on Tuesday watches from an armoured vehicle outside Mirwaiz Manzil in the old city, towards where separatists were planning to hold a rally in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir. A shutdown was called by separatists to mark the anniversaries of two slain leaders, Molvi Mohammad Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone. Protesters clashed with the police and paramilitary troopers in the old city. Shops, schools and businesses were closed, as was public transport. Authorities have placed moderate separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house arrest.