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 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. Read more
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. Read more
A leprosy patient looks on outside one of the huts at the leprosy hospital in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir. The leprosy hospital was founded by the British circa 1891. At present there are just over a hundred patients living with their families in the hospital run by the Kashmir state government. The patients live in the same mud made structures which were built by the British over a century ago. Most of them with unhygienic conditions and without proper sanitation
A government employee shouts slogans from inside a police vehicle after he was detained during a protest in Srinagar, India, on Wednesday. Dozens of employees were arrested during the march, which was demanding a greater regularisation of temporary jobs and an increase in salary
A Kashmiri Muslim looks on as an unseen priest at the Hazratbal Shrine in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, shows a relic believed to be a hair from the beard of Prophet Muhammed during special prayers on the anniversary of Abu Bakr Siddiq’s death. Read more