© The Financial Times Ltd 2016 FT and 'Financial Times' are trademarks of The Financial Times Ltd.
A Kashmiri government health department employee takes part in an anti-government protest in Srinagar. Government employees were detained as they tried to take part in a protest calling for the regularisation of contractual employment status
Kashmiri Muslims raise their hands as they look towards a relic, believed to be a hair from the beard of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad, being displayed by a priest at the Hazratbal shrine on the Friday following Eid-e- Milad, marking the birth anniversary of the Prophet, in Srinagar, India.
Kashmiri Muslims pray as a head priest, unseen, displays a relic believed to be the hair from the beard of Prophet Mohammed, at the Hazratbal Shrine on the outskirts of Srinagar, India. Thousands of devotees thronged the shrine during Mehraj-u-Alam celebrations that mark the ascension of Mohammed to heaven
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 men fish from the weed-covered Dal Lake in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, on Tuesday.