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 women stand in a queue to cast their votes during the third-phase polling of the Jammu and Kashmir state elections in Budgham, about 28km (17 miles) southwest of Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, on Tuesday.
Kashmiri Muslims watch the funeral procession of Indian paramilitary soldier Muhammad Shafi Bhat in Buran, some 35 kilometers (22 miles) north of Srinagar, India, on Wednesday
A Kashmiri shopkeeper stacks flood-damaged shoes on the street outside his flood-affected shop at the Lal Chowk area in Srinagar
Flood victims watch from the windows of a hotel as Kashmiri volunteers try to get relief material across to them in the city centre of Srinagar, India
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Newly qualified police perform a stunt during a passing out parade in Humhama, Srinagar, India. The Central Reserve Police Force said 368 new officers were inducted after 44 weeks of training.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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 holds bricks and stones before throwing them during a clash with Kashmiri Muslim protesters in Srinagar, India.
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.