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J&K: Burqa

A Kashmiri baker family looks on from the door of their home as supporters of a Kashmiri women separatist group Dukhtaran-e-Milat, or Daughters of the Nation, shout freedom slogans during a protest in Srinagar.

AP Photo/Dar Yasin

Activists and supporters of Kashmiri women's separatist group Dukhtaran-e-Milat, or Daughters of the Nation, shout freedom slogans along with supporters during a protest in Srinagar

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Asiya Andrabi, second left, chief of Kashmiri women’s separatist group Dukhtaran-e-Milat, or Daughters of the Nation, shout freedom slogans along with supporters during a protest in Srinagar.

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Asiya Andrabi, third left, chief of Kashmiri women’s separatist group Dukhtaran-e-Milat, or Daughters of the Nation, shout freedom slogans along with supporters during a protest in Srinagar. Authorities imposed an indefinite curfew in parts of Srinagar and key towns on Wednesday as street protests and clashes surged in the region leaving at least 11 dead over the past three weeks in firing blamed on police and paramilitary soldiers. Banner reads "Our struggle will continue till we achieve our right to self determination."

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Dukhtaran-e-Millat activists leading a procession in protest against the last month's suspicious death of two women, in Srinagar.

PTI Photo/S Irfan

Aasiya Andrabi, center, chief of Dukhtaran-e-Milat (Daughters of Nation), a Muslim women pro-Pakistan organization, speaks to media persons at a hideout in Srinagar. Andrabi condemned U.S. -led air strikes on Afganistan and criticised Pakistan for providing support.

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Asiya Andrabi, left, chief of the radical Islamic women group Dukhtaran-e-Milat, addresses the press at an undisclosed location in Srinagar. Asiya appealed to the people of Kashmir to boycott the forthcoming State Assembly elections.

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SaturdayA veiled Kashmiri Muslim girl stands near a banner during a demonstration held by members of Dukhtaran-e-Millat in Srinagar. The demonstration was held by Kashmiri Muslim women protesters veiled in black scarves to protest against the French government's intention to ban Islamic head scarves in schools.

AP Photo / Mukhtar Khan

Tuesday 30 AugustMembers of Dukhtaran-e-Milat, a Kashmiri women separatist group, come out of a hotel after a raid in Srinagar. Asiya Andrabi, chief of the group, said that they have formed the "Marayam Squad" that will raid brothels and hotels to stop "adultery and immoral practices" in the Kashmir region. The move follows raids by police in Srinagar and other parts of the Kashmir Valley over the past few weeks on suspected brothels, resulting in several arrests. The group has earlier smeared black paint on racy Bollywood film posters portraying revealingly clad women and has also been campaigning for women to veil themselves fully.

AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool

Saturday 17 SeptemberVeiled Kashmiri college girls participate in a protest demonstration demanding the release of Kashmiri separatist leader Aasiya Andrabi in Srinagar. Andrabi, the head of the only female separatist group in Kashmir, Dukhtaran-e-Millat, was arrested on 1st September after raiding hotels and restaurants during a morality campaign to root out snuggling couples and alleged sex workers.

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