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Bifurcation of J&K

Children walk to school in Srinagar. Schools in the Kashmir reopened Monday after a gap of almost seven months when the region was stripped of its semi-autonomy and statehood on On Aug. 5, and a total communications blackout imposed.

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School children attend morning prayers in school in Srinagar. Schools in the Kashmir reopened Monday after a gap of almost seven months when the region was stripped of its semi-autonomy and statehood on On Aug. 5, and a total communications blackout imposed.

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Former chief minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Mehbooba Mufti’s daughter Iltija Mufti before a press interaction at the Indian Women's Press Corps (IWPC) in New Delhi.

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Supreme Court advocate Vrinda Grover speaks to media personnel after the apex court's verdict on Jammu and Kashmir issue, in New Delhi. The Court asked the Jammu and Kashmir administration to review within a week all orders imposing curbs in the union territory and said that internet access is a fundamental right under Article 19 of the Constitution.

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Owner of Real Kashmir Football Club Sandeep Chattoo with the US envoy to India Kenneth I Juster, who was part of the envoy delegation visit Kashmir, in Srinagar.

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A convoy of New Delhi-based diplomats passes through Srinagar.

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Policemen guard as a convoy of New Delhi-based diplomats passes through Srinagar. Envoys from 15 countries including the United States are visiting Kashmir starting Thursday for two days, the first by New Delhi-based diplomats since India stripped the region of its semi-autonomous status and imposed a harsh crackdown in early August.

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CRPF personnel stand guard outside Jamia Masjid during light snowfall, in Downtown Srinagar.

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Police personnel stand guard outside Jamia Masjid during light snowfall, in Downtown Srinagar. The Jamia Masjid was open first time for the Friday prayers after 5th August following Centre's abrogation of Article 370 and 35A and division of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories.

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Members of Muslim community offer Zuhr prayers at the historic Jamia Masjid, in Downtown Srinagar. The Jamia Masjid was opened first time for the prayers following 5th August after Centre revoked Article 370 and 35A and divided Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories.

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Indian Civil Society delegation member Wajahat Habibullah visits a market to asses the ground situation, in Srinagar.

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A delegation of Indian Civil Society group led by former union finance minister Yashwant Sinha interact with the members of Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industries to assess the situation at the valley on the 110th day of strike, in Srinagar.

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Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh accompanied by Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen KJS Dhillon during his visit to Kashmir Valley to review the prevailing security situation, in Kashmir.

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Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh shakes hands with Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen KJS Dhillon during the former's visit to Kashmir Valley to review the prevailing security situation, in Kashmir.

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A security jawan stands guard in a deserted street on the 103rd day of strike after the abrogration of Article 370 and birfurcation of state, in Downtown Srinagar.

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A train arrives at a station after rail services resumed, in Srinagar. The rail service in Kashmir valley was partially resumed after it was suspended on 5th August hours before the centre announce its decision to abrogate article 370.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir GC Murmu during a meeting, in New Delhi.

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A civilian who was injured in a grenade blast at a vegetable market in Hari Singh High Street, being treated at SMHS hospital, in Srinagar. Suspected militants lobbed a grenade in a busy market in the heart of the city, killing one person, almost three months since the Kashmir Valley shut down in response to the Centre revoking the special status of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

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People wash away the blood at the spot after a grenade attack at a busy market in Srinagar

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A man injured in a grenade attack at a busy market is brought for treatment at a hospital in Srinagar.

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A policeman walks past a pool of blood at the spot of a grenade explosion at a market in Srinagar.

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Security personnel stand guard outside Civil Secretariat as it opens following the annual 'Darbar Move', in Jammu. This is the first 'Darbar Move' after the state's bifurcation into UTs - Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh -- which came into existence on October 31.

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First Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Girish Chandra Murmu, inspects the guard of honour on the first day of the re-opening of the Civil Secretariat following the annual 'Darbar Move', in Jammu.

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First Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Girish Chandra Murmu, inspects the guard of honour on the first day of the re-opening of the Civil Secretariat following the annual 'Darbar Move', in Jammu. This is the first 'Darbar Move' after the state's bifurcation into UTs - Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh -- which came into existence on October 31.

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Security personnel ask a scooterist to divert his route during restrictions in parts of Downtown in Srinagar. The normal life remained effected on 89th consecutive day since 5th August due to restrictions and shutdown, after the abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of the Jammu and Kashmir state into two union territories.

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Indian tricolour flag flies atop Civil Secretariat, in Srinagar. Jammu and Kashmir transitioned from a state into two union territories with a wary Valley shutting down as it has for 88 days and Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying the "new system" is aimed at "building a strong link of trust".

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BJP supporters pose for photographs at Leh Main Bazar, in Leh. Jammu and Kashmir transitioned from a state into union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh, nearly three months after Parliament abrogated the state's special status.

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Radha Krishna Mathur is administered oath as the first Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory of Ladakh by Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court Justice Gita Mittal (unseen) during a swearing-in ceremony, in Leh.

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Lt Governor Girish Chandra Murmu receives the guard of honour at Civil Secretariat in Srinagar.

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Girish Chandra Murmu being sworn-in as the 1st Lt. Governor of Jammu and Kashmir by Justice Gita Mittal (unseen), Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court, at a ceremony in Srinagar.

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Advisor Farooq Khan meeting with first lieutenant governor of the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir G C Murmu, in Srinagar.

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Girish Chandra Murmu being sworn-in as the 1st Lt. Governor of Jammu and Kashmir by Justice Gita Mittal, Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court, at a ceremony in Srinagar. The state of Jammu and Kashmir has beeen officially bifurcated into the Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh.

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Security personnel keep vigil at Lal Chowk after bifurcation of the Jammu and Kashmir state came into existence, in Srinagar.

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A security jawan keeps vigil near the Raj Bhawan after bifurcation of the Jammu and Kashmir state came into existence, in Srinagar.

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Panthers Party activists hold black flags and raise slogans during a protest against the scrapping of Article 370 and the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh into two union territories, in Jammu.

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Ghulam Mohammad Zargar, an elderly man shows his domicile document locally know as "State Subject" which was only held by permanent residents of Jammu and Kashmir in Srinagar. Zargar said, with the abrogation of article 370 this document is gone and with it Kashmiri identity has also gone.

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A man wearing a scarf with Bharatiya Janata Party's symbol dances as people celebrate change of status of Ladakh region to a Union Territory in Leh.

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A banner is seen erected at a main market as people celebrate change of status of Ladakh region to a Union Territory in Leh.

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People of Ladakh dance as they celebrate change of status of their region to a Union Territory in Leh.

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Members of European Union Parliamentary delegation board a bus on their arrival at IGI Airport after their visit to the state of Jammu and Kashmir, in New Delhi.

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Security personnel stand guard near Civil Secretariat ahead of presidential decree giving assent to the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories, in Jammu.

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In this video grab, European Union parliamentarian Henry Maloose speaks during a press conference in Srinagar.

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A non-local labourer injured in Kulgam militant attack is treated at SHMS hospital, in Srinagar. Five migrant labourers from West Bengal were shot dead by terrorists in Kulgam district yesterday.

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A security jawan stands guard during a shutdown in Srinagar.

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Security personnel stand guard during a shutdown in Srinagar. Security has been further beefed up in Srinagar after five labourers were killed and another injured in a terror attack in Kulgam district of south Kashmir.

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Villagers carry the body of a migrant worker who was shot dead by gunmen towards a waiting ambulance outside a hospital in Kulgam, south of Srinagar. Gunmen shot and killed five laborers working in Kashmir late Tuesday, police said.

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Indian army soldier talks to villages who where ordered to assemble at one place for questioning near the spot where migrant labourers were killed by gunmen in Katrasoo village, south of Srinagar.

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Activists, artists and students during the "Stand with Kashmir" protest at Jantar-Mantar in New Delhi.

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Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad addresses the media during the "Stand with Kashmir" protest at Jantar-Mantar in New Delhi.

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A security personnel stands guard as European Union Parliamentary delegation arrived for a shikara ride at Dal Lake in Srinagar. Protest broke out in many parts of the City as a European Union Parliamentary delegation visited the valley.

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Members of European Union Parliamentary delegation during a shikara ride at Dal Lake in Srinagar.

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Members of European Union Parliamentary delegation board a shikara ride at Dal Lake in Srinagar.

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Members of European Union Parliamentary delegation during a shikara ride at Dal Lake in Srinagar.

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European Union Parliamentary delegation arrive for a shikara ride at Dal Lake in Srinagar.

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Members of European Union Parliamentary delegation during a boat ride at Dal Lake in Srinagar.

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Members of European Union Parliamentary delegation during a shikara ride at Dal Lake in Srinagar. Protest broke out in many parts of the city as European Union MPs visited the valley.

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Protesters block a street during a shutdown in Srinagar. A delegation of 23 European Union MPs is on a visit to Jammu and Kashmir for a first-hand assessment of the situation in the Valley following the revocation of the state''s special status under Article 370.

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Youth throw stones towards security personnel during a protest in Srinagar. A delegation of 23 European Union MPs is on a visit to Jammu and Kashmir for a first-hand assessment of the situation in the Valley following the revocation of the state''s special status under Article 370.

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The motorcade of European Union Parliamentary delegation arrives in Srinagar. A delegation of 23 European Union MPs is on a visit to Jammu and Kashmir for a first-hand assessment of the situation in the Valley following the revocation of the state''s special status under Article 370.

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A man, who was among those injured in a grenade attack by militants at a busy market in northern Sopore town is brought for treatment at a hospital in Srinagar.

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A man, who was among those injured in a grenade attack by militants at a busy market in northern Sopore town arrives for treatment at a hospital in Srinagar.

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An injured civilian being shifted to SHMS hospital following a grenade blast in Sopore district, in Srinagar. Terrorists lobbed a grenade into a crowd waiting at a bus stop in Kashmir's Sopore town, injuring at least 20 civilians.

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A view of Lal Chowk during restrictions in Srinagar. Normal life remained effected due to restrictions and shutdown, after Centre abrogated Article 370 and divided Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories.

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A driver covers apple boxes loaded on his truck in Shopian, south of Srinagar. Gunmen shot and killed a truck driver and his attendant and wounded another driver as they fired at three vehicles laden with apple boxes in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.

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A paramilitary soldier keeps guard near the site of an attack in Shopian, south of Srinagar. Gunmen shot and killed a truck driver and his attendant and wounded another driver as they fired at three vehicles laden with apple boxes in Kashmir, police said.

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MP and senior leader of National Conference (NC) Mohammad Akbar Lone speaks to media after police officials did not allow media persons to attend the joint press conference of NC and ANC senior leaders, at M A Road, in Srinagar.

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Activists and students cover their mouth with black cloth during a protest against the prevailing conditions in Jammu and Kashmir, in Kolkata

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Security personnel divert traffic during restrictions, in Srinagar.

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A security personnel stands guard during restrictions, in Srinagar. Authorities imposed restrictions in the parts of Srinagar as normal life remained affected on 75th consecutive day since 5th August after Centre abrogated Article 370 and divided Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories.

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Social activists hold a placard and candles during a silent protest against government on Kashmir issue, in Ahmedabad.

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Security forces personnel stop Safiyah Abdullah, daughter of Member of Parliament Farooq Abdullah, as she holds a placard during a protest against the abrogration of Article 370A and bifurcation of J &K State, on the 73rd day of strike, in Srinagar.

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Police detain sister Suriya Abdullah and daughter Safiyah Abdullah of Member of Parliament Farooq Abdullah, during a protest against the abrogration of Article 370A and bifurcation of J &K State, on the 73rd day of strike, in Srinagar.

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Paramilitary women detain a woman who was among those protesting against government downgrading the region's semi-autonomy in Srinagar.

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Khalida Shah, sister of Jammu and Kashmir National Conference party leader Farooq Abdullah, holds a placard inside a police vehicle after she was detained by police in Srinagar. A small group of women under the banner of ‘Women of Kashmir’, a civil society group had gathered for a peaceful protest to condemn government downgrading the region's semi-autonomy and demanding restoration of civil liberties and fundamental rights of citizens.

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A woman talks to her relatives in Srinagar. Mobile phone services on postpaid connections were restored in Kashmir after remaining suspended for 70 days following abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories.

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People stand in a queue at a telecom office to restore their mobile phones, in Srinagar. Mobile phone services on postpaid connections were restored in Kashmir after remaining suspended for 70 days following abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories.

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A man talks to his relatives as he walks in Srinagar. Mobile phone services on postpaid connections were restored in Kashmir after remaining suspended for 70 days following abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories.

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Private vehicles ply unhindered on roads even as main markets continued to be shut and public transport off the roads, on the 64th consecutive day after the abrogration of Article 370A and bifurcation of state, in Srinagar.

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Pakistani students stage a protest against the Indian government and to express solidarity with Indian Kashmiris, in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Security personnel stand guard during shutdown, in Srinagar. Normal life remains affected on the 60th consecutive day since 5th August due to restrictions and shutdown, after Centre abrogated Article 370 and divided Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories.

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A bird's eye view of the Dal Lake is seen in Srinagar. Kashmir is under lock down for nearly two months after the government stripped its statehood, divided it into two centrally governed union territories and cut virtually all communications. Authorities have since eased some restrictions and encouraged students to return to school and businesses to reopen, but people have largely stayed indoors to show their defiance of rule.

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An elderly man attempts to cross through a blockade during restrictions after the abrogration of Article 370 and bifurcation of State, in Srinagar.

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Security personnel stand guard in a market during restrictions after the abrogration of Article 370 and bifurcation of State, in Srinagar.

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Youths raise slogans during a protest against the abrogration of Article of 370 and bifurcation of state, during restrictions in Srinagar.

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People pray outside the United Nations as they rally against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's annexation of Kashmir and occupation of Punjab in New York.

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Security personnel block a road leading to Lal Chowk during restrictions in Srinagar.

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Security personnel stands guard during restrictions, at Residency Road in Srinagar.

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Kashmiri men shout slogans during a torch light march urging world leaders to protest against the Aug. 5 decision by Indian government to strip disputed Jammu and Kashmir of semi-autonomy and statehood, in Srinagar.

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Residents take part in a torch-protest march against abrogation of Article 370 and reorganisation of the Jammu and Kashmir state into two Union Territories, in Srinagar.

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A paramilitary force soldier stands guard near a barbed wire barricade during restrictions in Srinagar.

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Security personnel stand guard during restrictions and shutdown, in Srinagar.

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Locals sit near closed shops during restrictions and shutdown, in Srinagar. Normal life remained affected on 53rd consecutive day since 5th August due to restrictions and shutdown, after centre abrogated Article 370 and bifurcated Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories.

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Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad visits Raghunath Bazar in Jammu.

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Women's organisations activists Syeda Hameed and Annie Raja during a press conference for the release of a fact finding report on the situation of Kashmir Valley, in New Delhi.

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Women's organisations activists Syeda Hameed, Annie Raja, Poonam Kaushik, Kawaljeet Kaur and Pankhuri Zaheer releases a fact finding report on the situation of Kashmir Valley during a press conference in New Delhi.

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Trains stationed at Budgam railway station on the 50th day of strike after the abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of the state, in central Kashmir. The rail service on Baramulla- Qazigund route has been suspended since August 05, 2019 in the Valley.

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Pakistan children dress up like injured Kashmiri children and hold portraits of world leaders during a demonstration organized by International Human Right Movement to express solidarity with Kashmiris, in Lahore, Pakistan. Tensions between Pakistan and India, two nuclear-armed countries, has increased since Aug. 5, when India downgraded the autonomy of Kashmir and imposed tighter controls on the area.

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Union ministers and BJP leaders Jitendra Singh and Anurag Thakur, BJP National Vice-President Shyam Jaju and State BJP President Ravinder Raina during a public rally focusing on ill effects of Articles 370 & 35A, in Jammu

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Shikara owners sleep in their parked shikaras at an empty Dal Lake on the 48th day of strike after the abrogration of Article of 370 and bifurcation of state, in Srinagar.

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Congress General Secretary Ghulam Nabi Azad talks with transporters and house boat owners at TRC, in Srinagar. Azad was permitted by the Supreme Court to visit four districts of the state in his first visit after Centre abrogated Article 370 and divided Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories.

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