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Kashmir under siege: a month on

A Kashmiri woman walks on a deserted road during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 25, 2019. Picture taken on August 25, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A Kashmiri woman walks on a deserted road during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 25, 2019. Picture taken on August 25, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A Kashmiri woman walks on a deserted road during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 25, 2019. Picture taken on August 25, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A Kashmiri woman walks on a deserted road during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 22, 2019. Picture taken August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A Kashmiri woman walks on a deserted road during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 22, 2019. Picture taken August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A Kashmiri woman walks on a deserted road during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 22, 2019. Picture taken August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A Kashmiri man prays inside a mosque during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 25, 2019. Picture taken August 25, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A Kashmiri man prays inside a mosque during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 25, 2019. Picture taken August 25, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A Kashmiri man prays inside a mosque during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 25, 2019. Picture taken August 25, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A Kashmiri woman walks past an Indian security personnel as he stands guard in front of closed shops during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 22, 2019. Picture taken August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A Kashmiri woman walks past an Indian security personnel as he stands guard in front of closed shops during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 22, 2019. Picture...more

A Kashmiri woman walks past an Indian security personnel as he stands guard in front of closed shops during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 22, 2019. Picture taken August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A Kashmiri woman walks past the locked Jamia Masjid (grand mosque) during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 26, 2019. Picture taken August 26, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A Kashmiri woman walks past the locked Jamia Masjid (grand mosque) during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 26, 2019. Picture taken August 26, 2019....more

A Kashmiri woman walks past the locked Jamia Masjid (grand mosque) during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 26, 2019. Picture taken August 26, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Men ride a scooter past a closed shopping complex during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 25, 2019. Picture taken August 25, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Men ride a scooter past a closed shopping complex during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 25, 2019. Picture taken August 25, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Men ride a scooter past a closed shopping complex during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 25, 2019. Picture taken August 25, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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An empty children's park is pictured during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 22, 2019. Picture taken August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

An empty children's park is pictured during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 22, 2019. Picture taken August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

An empty children's park is pictured during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 22, 2019. Picture taken August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A closed fuel station is pictured during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 25, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A closed fuel station is pictured during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 25, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A closed fuel station is pictured during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 25, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Room keys are pictured at a reception desk of an empty hotel during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 25, 2019. Picture taken August 25, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Room keys are pictured at a reception desk of an empty hotel during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 25, 2019. Picture taken August 25, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan...more

Room keys are pictured at a reception desk of an empty hotel during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 25, 2019. Picture taken August 25, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Kashmiri women walk on a deserted road during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 25, 2019. Picture taken August 25, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Kashmiri women walk on a deserted road during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 25, 2019. Picture taken August 25, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Kashmiri women walk on a deserted road during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 25, 2019. Picture taken August 25, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A reception desk of a closed hotel is pictured during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 25, 2019. Picture taken August 25, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A reception desk of a closed hotel is pictured during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 25, 2019. Picture taken August 25, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A reception desk of a closed hotel is pictured during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 25, 2019. Picture taken August 25, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Employees of a local newspaper drink tea during a break at their office during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 22, 2019. Picture taken August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Employees of a local newspaper drink tea during a break at their office during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 22, 2019. Picture taken August 22, 2019....more

Employees of a local newspaper drink tea during a break at their office during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 22, 2019. Picture taken August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A Kashmiri woman walks thourgh a deserted lane during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 26, 2019. Picture taken August 26, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A Kashmiri woman walks thourgh a deserted lane during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 26, 2019. Picture taken August 26, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A Kashmiri woman walks thourgh a deserted lane during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 26, 2019. Picture taken August 26, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A man rides a bicycle past the closed shops and hotels during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 25, 2019. Picture taken August 25, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A man rides a bicycle past the closed shops and hotels during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 25, 2019. Picture taken August 25, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A man rides a bicycle past the closed shops and hotels during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 25, 2019. Picture taken August 25, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Buses are parked at a bus station during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 26, 2019. Picture taken August 26, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Buses are parked at a bus station during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 26, 2019. Picture taken August 26, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Buses are parked at a bus station during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 26, 2019. Picture taken August 26, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Tourist taxis are seen parked at a stand during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 24, 2019. Picture taken August 24, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Tourist taxis are seen parked at a stand during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 24, 2019. Picture taken August 24, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Tourist taxis are seen parked at a stand during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 24, 2019. Picture taken August 24, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A Kashmiri man rows a traditional shikara boat on the waters of Dal Lake during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 23, 2019. Picture taken August 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A Kashmiri man rows a traditional shikara boat on the waters of Dal Lake during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 23, 2019. Picture taken August 23, 2019....more

A Kashmiri man rows a traditional shikara boat on the waters of Dal Lake during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 23, 2019. Picture taken August 23, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A hotel that has been turned into a detention center is pictured during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 22, 2019. Picture taken August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A hotel that has been turned into a detention center is pictured during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 22, 2019. Picture taken August 22, 2019....more

A hotel that has been turned into a detention center is pictured during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 22, 2019. Picture taken August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Bottles filled with petrol are kept for sale at a roadside during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 22, 2019. Picture taken August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Bottles filled with petrol are kept for sale at a roadside during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 22, 2019. Picture taken August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan...more

Bottles filled with petrol are kept for sale at a roadside during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 22, 2019. Picture taken August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Buses are seen parked at a closed school area during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 21, 2019. Picture taken August 21, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Buses are seen parked at a closed school area during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 21, 2019. Picture taken August 21, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Buses are seen parked at a closed school area during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 21, 2019. Picture taken August 21, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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An empty children's park is pictured during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 22, 2019. Picture taken August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

An empty children's park is pictured during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 22, 2019. Picture taken August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

An empty children's park is pictured during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 22, 2019. Picture taken August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A closed school is pictured during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 21, 2019. Picture taken August 21, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A closed school is pictured during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 21, 2019. Picture taken August 21, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A closed school is pictured during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 21, 2019. Picture taken August 21, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A Kashmiri woman walks through a deserted lane during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 26, 2019. Picture taken August 26, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A Kashmiri woman walks through a deserted lane during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 26, 2019. Picture taken August 26, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A Kashmiri woman walks through a deserted lane during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 26, 2019. Picture taken August 26, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A Kashmiri boy walks inside an empty football stadium during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 22, 2019. Picture taken August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A Kashmiri boy walks inside an empty football stadium during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 22, 2019. Picture taken August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A Kashmiri boy walks inside an empty football stadium during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 22, 2019. Picture taken August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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An aerial view of Dal Lake during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 25, 2019. Picture taken August 25, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

An aerial view of Dal Lake during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 25, 2019. Picture taken August 25, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

An aerial view of Dal Lake during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 25, 2019. Picture taken August 25, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Journalists work at a government-run media center at a hotel, during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 20, 2019. Picture taken August 20, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Journalists work at a government-run media center at a hotel, during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 20, 2019. Picture taken August 20, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan...more

Journalists work at a government-run media center at a hotel, during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 20, 2019. Picture taken August 20, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A Kashmiri man reads a newspaper as the others buy vegetables during restrictions after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 21, 2019. Picture taken August 21, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A Kashmiri man reads a newspaper as the others buy vegetables during restrictions after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 21, 2019. Picture taken August 21, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan...more

A Kashmiri man reads a newspaper as the others buy vegetables during restrictions after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 21, 2019. Picture taken August 21, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Bottles filled with petrol are kept for sale at a roadside during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 22, 2019. Picture taken August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Bottles filled with petrol are kept for sale at a roadside during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 22, 2019. Picture taken August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan...more

Bottles filled with petrol are kept for sale at a roadside during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 22, 2019. Picture taken August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A boy studies at his house during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 26, 2019. Picture taken August 26, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A boy studies at his house during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 26, 2019. Picture taken August 26, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A boy studies at his house during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 26, 2019. Picture taken August 26, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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A man riding a motorbike is seen through a road blockade during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 26, 2019. Picture taken August 26, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A man riding a motorbike is seen through a road blockade during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 26, 2019. Picture taken August 26, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A man riding a motorbike is seen through a road blockade during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 26, 2019. Picture taken August 26, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Weed is seen in the waters of Dal Lake next to empty houseboats during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 26, 2019. Picture taken August 26, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Weed is seen in the waters of Dal Lake next to empty houseboats during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 26, 2019. Picture taken August 26, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan...more

Weed is seen in the waters of Dal Lake next to empty houseboats during restrictions, after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 26, 2019. Picture taken August 26, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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An indoor stadium is seen locked during restrictions after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 21, 2019. Picture taken August 21, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

An indoor stadium is seen locked during restrictions after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 21, 2019. Picture taken August 21, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

An indoor stadium is seen locked during restrictions after scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the Indian government, in Srinagar, August 21, 2019. Picture taken August 21, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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