Srinagar

Shutdown in Srinagar...epa04273978 Kashmiri children walk past as an Indian paramilitary soldier standing guard in front of closed shops during a shutdown in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, 23 June 2014. Indian police detained Muhammad Yasin Malik, Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), along with his supporters in Srinagar. Malik was evading arrest ahead of his Monday's 'Quit Kashmir' programme. Indian Kashmir is observing a complete shutdown in response to the JKLF call against New Delhi's rule. Authorities have deployed contingents of police and paramilitary at several places to foil JKLF's protest programme.  EPA/FAROOQ KHAN

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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. Read more

Kashmiri Muslim women offer prayers on the Friday following celebrations for "Meeraj-un-Nabi" at the Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar May 30, 2014. Thousands of Kashmiri Muslims on Friday thronged to Hazratbal shrine, which houses a relic believed to be a hair from the beard of Prophet Mohammed, to celebrate concluding ceremonies of Meeraj-un-Nabi or ascension of Prophet Mohammed to Heaven.

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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 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.

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 paramilitary soldiers sit inside an armored vehicle near the site of a gun-battle in the outskirts of Srinagar, India, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013. Police said that at least seven policemen were wounded in an overnight gun-battle with suspected militants in the city of Srinagar. Police further said that militants managed to escape from the security cordon in the city.

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Indian paramilitary soldiers sit inside an armoured vehicle near the site of a gunfight in the outskirts of Srinagar, India, on Thursday. Police said at least seven policemen were wounded in an overnight gun battle with suspected militants in the city. Police said the suspects managed to escape.

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. Read more

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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. Read more

Recruits from the Jammu and Kashmir Ligh...Recruits from the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry Regiment (JAKLI) of the Indian Army take part in a passing out parade in Srinagar on July 10,2013.  The 494 recruits, many of them locals, completed a 49-week training programme prior to being absorbed as regular members of the regiment.  AFP PHOTO/Tauseef MUSTAFATAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images

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Recruits from the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry Regiment of the Indian Army take part in a passing out parade in Srinagar on Wednesday. The 494 recruits, many of them locals, completed a 49-week training programme before being absorbed as regular members of the regiment. Read more

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.