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In Pictures: 100 Days of Kashmir Lockdown

In Pictures: 100 Days of Kashmir Lockdown

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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 Tuesday marks the 100th day of the worst lockdown in the regions history.

Photo: Mukhtar Zahoor/Al Jazeera

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.

Photo: Mukhtar Zahoor/Al Jazeera

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

Photo: Mukhtar Zahoor/Al Jazeera

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

Photo: Mukhtar Zahoor/Al Jazeera

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

Photo: Mukhtar Zahoor/Al Jazeera

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

Photo: Mukhtar Zahoor/Al Jazeera

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.

Photo: Mukhtar Zahoor/Al Jazeera

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

Photo: M Mushtaq/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Tourism in the region has taken a massive hit since Article 370 was revoked.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.

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