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In pictures: A look at life in Kashmir as government eases clampdown

Updated : 2019-08-19 10:51:19

Authorities in Kashmir began restoring landline phone services on Saturday after a nearly two-week security crackdown and news blackout following a decision by the central government to downgrade the Muslim-majority region's autonomy. Shahid Choudhary, a government administrator in Srinagar, said restrictions were being lifted in most areas and government offices were open. He also said on Twitter that food and other supplies were available "in abundance." Police said restrictions on the movement of people were relaxed in several parts of the region. Rohit Kansal, another administrator in Srinagar, said there were six to seven minor incidents of protests in areas which remained under a lockdown, suggesting clashes with security forces. He said that eight people suffered injuries, but they were in stable condition. He didn't give other details.

Kashmiri hold placards and shout pro-freedom slogans during a demonstration after Friday prayers amid curfew like restrictions in Srinagar, on August 16. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
Kashmiri hold placards and shout pro-freedom slogans during a demonstration after Friday prayers amid curfew like restrictions in Srinagar, on August 16. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
A Kashmiri Muslim woman, left, watches from her house as men hold placards and shout pro-freedom slogans during a demonstration after on August 16. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
A Kashmiri Muslim woman, left, watches from her house as men hold placards and shout pro-freedom slogans during a demonstration after on August 16. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
Kashmiris shout pro-freedom slogans during a demonstration on August 16. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
Kashmiris shout pro-freedom slogans during a demonstration on August 16. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
Kashmiris during a protest on August 16. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
Kashmiris during a protest on August 16. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
Kashmiri women and young girls hold placards and shout pro-freedom slogans on August 16. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
Kashmiri women and young girls hold placards and shout pro-freedom slogans on August 16. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
A Kashmiri boy, who was injured in a protest last week, recovers at his home in Srinagar, on August 17. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
A Kashmiri boy, who was injured in a protest last week, recovers at his home in Srinagar, on August 17. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
The holds up an x-ray showing pellet injuries in his leg. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
The holds up an x-ray showing pellet injuries in his leg. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
A Kashmiri man holds a child and walks past a barricade set up by locals to prevent security personnel from entering their locality in Srinagar, on August 17. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
A Kashmiri man holds a child and walks past a barricade set up by locals to prevent security personnel from entering their locality in Srinagar, on August 17. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
A Kashmiri man carries a child and walks on a road dotted with stones and bricks from earlier protests in Srinagar, on August 17. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
A Kashmiri man carries a child and walks on a road dotted with stones and bricks from earlier protests in Srinagar, on August 17. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
A Kashmiri man walks past a crater dug up by locals to prevent police vehicles enter the area, on August 16. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
A Kashmiri man walks past a crater dug up by locals to prevent police vehicles enter the area, on August 16. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
Vehicular traffic is seen on a road after restrictions were lifted in some areas of Srinagar, on August 17. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
Vehicular traffic is seen on a road after restrictions were lifted in some areas of Srinagar, on August 17. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
Paramilitary soldiers turn back a motorist near a temporary check point during lockdown in Srinagar, on August 18. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
Paramilitary soldiers turn back a motorist near a temporary check point during lockdown in Srinagar, on August 18. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
Paramilitary soldiers prepare to block a road with barbed wires during security lockdown in Srinagar, on August 18. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
Paramilitary soldiers prepare to block a road with barbed wires during security lockdown in Srinagar, on August 18. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
Journalists work inside a media center set up by Jammu and Kashmir authorities in Srinagar, on August 18. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
Journalists work inside a media center set up by Jammu and Kashmir authorities in Srinagar, on August 18. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
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