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Kashmir tensions intensify amid border skirmishes

Updated : 2019-08-05 10:26:08

Thousands of students and visitors were leaving Jammu& Kashmir over the weekend after the government ordered tourists and pilgrims "to curtail their stay" citing security concerns.

People in Srinagar and other towns in Jammu& Kashmir thronged grocery stores and medical shops to stock up on essentials. Tensions have soared along the volatile, highly militarized frontier between India and Pakistan as India deployed more troops and ordered thousands of visitors out of the region. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
People in Srinagar and other towns in Jammu& Kashmir thronged grocery stores and medical shops to stock up on essentials. Tensions have soared along the volatile, highly militarized frontier between India and Pakistan as India deployed more troops and ordered thousands of visitors out of the region. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
Kashmiri residents queue up at a fuel station in Srinagar. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
Kashmiri residents queue up at a fuel station in Srinagar. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
Kashmiri residents take home cooking gas cylinders after buying them in Srinagar. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
Kashmiri residents take home cooking gas cylinders after buying them in Srinagar. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
National Institute of Technology (NIT) students who left Srinagar wait to leave for their respective homes at the railway station in Jammu. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
National Institute of Technology (NIT) students who left Srinagar wait to leave for their respective homes at the railway station in Jammu. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
Thousands of students and visitors were leaving Kashmir over the weekend after the government ordered tourists and Hindu pilgrims
Thousands of students and visitors were leaving Kashmir over the weekend after the government ordered tourists and Hindu pilgrims "to curtail their stay" citing security concerns. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
Women tourists with their children wait for a train at a railway station in Jammu. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
Women tourists with their children wait for a train at a railway station in Jammu. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
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