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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. 

Police uses colored water to disperse Kashmiri government employees during a protest in Srinagar, India, Monday, July 8, 2013. Police detained dozens of government employees during the protest demanding regularization of contractual jobs and a hike in salary.

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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...Kashmiri men fish from the weed-covered Dal Lake in Srinagar June 25, 2013.

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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 regularization of adhoc and contractual employees in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, 10 June 2013. The employees had called for a march to enter the Civil Secretariat which comprises offices of the state's chief minister.

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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 Muhammad's beard, at Kashmir's main Hazratbal Shrine in Srinagar early June 7, 2013, 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.

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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 looks from armored vehicle outside Mirwaiz Manzil in the old city, towards were separatists were planning to hold a rally in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, 21 May 2013. A shutdown called by separatists to mark the anniversaries of two slain leaders Molvi Mohammad Farooq, who was assassinated on 21 May 1990, and Abdul Gani Lone killed on the same day in 2002 hit normal life in Indian- Kashmir. Protesters clashed with the police and paramilitary troopers in old city. Shops, educational institutions, business establishments remained closed in the city as well as public transport. Authorities have placed moderate separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house arrest.

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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.