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In Pictures: Article 370 revocation anniversary in Kashmir

There was an unprecedented presence of armed forces in the major towns of Kashmir including summer capital Srinagar while people stayed indoors. In Lal Chowk, police tried to force shopkeepers to open their establishments but such attempts proved futile
: Militants were able to trigger an IED outside the main gate of the historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar despite the presence of a huge number of armed forces who remained deployed across the city since the dawn of Thursday.
Jammu and Kashmir policemen guard a bylane in Srinagar’s Old City as undeclared restrictions were put in place
Armed policemen inspect the spot where an IED went off sending the security establishment into tizzy. Armed forces fired several shots after the low-intensity IED which was kept in a dustbin went off around noon
Members of political groups demanding the restoration of special status of Kashmir took to streets in small groups in protests against the Narendra Modi government’s decision on August 5, 2019.

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