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150 days of Kashmir’s fight against India in pictures

150 days of Kashmir’s fight against India in pictures

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On August 5th, the Indian government withdrew Article 370, which gave the disputed territories of Jammu and Kashmir partial autonomy, from the Indian constitution

Following this was an imposition of a strict curfew and the cutting of telephone and internet connections. This Wednesday marks the 150th since Kashmir’s defiance against Indian repression following the lockdown begun.

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In this picture taken on August 9, 2019 security personnel patrol along a street in Srinagar Photo: Sajjad HUSSAIN / AFP
In this picture taken on August 9, 2019 security personnel stand guard on a street in Srinagar as widespread restrictions on movement and a telecommunications blackout
Photo: Sajjad HUSSAIN / AFP

Parliamentary troops getting ready for the anticipated thousands of protests in Kashmir following the revoking of Article 370 on August 5th. The disputed region was soon turned into an array of military troops.

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In this Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, photo, Kashmiri Muslim women shout slogans during a protest march in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir.
AP Photo/ Dar Yasin
In this photo taken on August 9, 2019, Kashmiri Muslims shout pro-freedom slogans during a protest in Srinagar.
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Photo: STR / AFP
Photo: STR / AFP

Two days before the abolition of Article 370, panic spread across the locals as the federal government arrived them to evacuate the region immediately.

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A Kashmiri man inspects his car which was allegedly damaged by Indian security forces after clashes between protesters and the security forces during restrictions after the scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the government, in Srinagar, August 10, 2019. Photo: REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
A Kashmiri woman looks out from a window of her house which was allegedly damaged by Indian security.
Photo: REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
A Kashmiri waits for customers at his temporary shop during curfew in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmiri.
Photo: AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan
A Kashmiri boy walks past the graffiti written on the shutters of closed shops during restrictions after the scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the government, in Srinagar, August 11, 2019.
Photo: REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

In an attempt to quell mass protest, the curfew in Kashmir was tightened right before Eid al-Adha on August 11th

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In this Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, photo, a Kashmiri livestock seller waits for customer ahead of Eid al Adha during curfew in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmiri.
AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan
Kashmiri women holds bags filled with essentials and walk past Indian paramilitary soldiers closing off a street in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019.
Photo: Mukhtar Khan
Security personnel stand guard as a municipal worker pushes a handcart during a lockdown in Srinagar on August 10, 2019.
Photo: TAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFP
AP Photo/ Dar Yasin
In this picture taken on August 9, 2019 a woman and children with their bikes cross a deserted street in Srinagar as widespread restrictions on movement and telecommunications blackout.
Photo: Sajjad HUSSAIN / AFP

Kashmiri women chanting freedom slogans following the End al-Adha prayers

AP Photo/ Dar Yasin
Kashmiri women participate in a protest march in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. Banner reads “This country is ours and we will decide its future.”
AP Photo/ Dar Yasin
Kashmiri Muslim women shout slogans as Indian policemen fire teargas and live ammunition in the air to stop a protest march in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir.
AP Photo/ Dar Yasin

Bunkers and barricades were created overnight as troops took over educational institutions. Following this, parents raised their doubts over sending children to school during the lockdown

Jamia Masjid is seen locked during restrictions ahead of Eid-al-Adha after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the government, in Srinagar, August 11, 2019. Photo: REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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AP Photo/ Dar Yasin

There has been an increase in the use of pellet guns by Indian forces to halt protests in the valley. Pellet firing over unarmed protestors has caused severe injuries including blindness.

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Kashmiri residents throw stones towards Indian security forces during restrictions after the scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the government.
Photo: REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
Kashmiri residents throw stones towards Indian security forces during restrictions.
Photo: REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
Photo: Dar Yasin/ AFP

As education across the valley suffered, some people have opened up tuition centres to help the students free of charge.

Photo: Mukhtar Zahoor/Al Jazeera

Tourism in the region has taken a massive hit since Article 370 was revoked. This has affected many local businesses in Kashmir who continue to suffer economically during the lockdown.

Photo: TAUSEEF MUSTAFA / AFP
Photo: REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
Photo: Mukhtar Zahoor/Al Jazeera

Also read: In Pictures: 100 Days of Kashmir Lockdown

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