In pictures: Situation in occupied Kashmir uncertain as India scraps special status

An indefinite security lockdown is in place in the Indian-occupied portion of divided Kashmir.

With an indefinite security lockdown in place in Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK) and elected representatives under house arrest, India’s ruling party on Monday revoked the special constitutional status of occupied Kashmir through a rushed presidential order.

With the special status repealed, people from the rest of India will now have the right to acquire property in occupied Kashmir and settle there permanently. Kashmiris fear this will lead to a demographic transformation of region from majority Muslim to majority Hindu.

An Indian soldier stops a commuter during curfew like restrictions in Kashmir, Aug 5, 2019. — AP
An Indian soldier stops a commuter during curfew like restrictions in Kashmir, Aug 5, 2019. — AP
Stranded Indian tourists walk to a railway station during restrictions in Kashmir, Aug 5, 2019. — AP
Stranded Indian tourists walk to a railway station during restrictions in Kashmir, Aug 5, 2019. — AP
A woman carries her child as she walks past Indian security personnel as it rains during curfew like restrictions in Kashmir, Aug 5, 2019. — AP
A woman carries her child as she walks past Indian security personnel as it rains during curfew like restrictions in Kashmir, Aug 5, 2019. — AP
People make their way along a street in Kashmir, Aug 5, 2019. — AFP
People make their way along a street in Kashmir, Aug 5, 2019. — AFP
Security personnel question motorists on a street in Kashmir, Aug 5, 2019. — AFP
Security personnel question motorists on a street in Kashmir, Aug 5, 2019. — AFP
Indian police erect barbed wire to stop vehicle movement during a lockdown in Kashmir, Aug 5, 2019. — AP
Indian police erect barbed wire to stop vehicle movement during a lockdown in Kashmir, Aug 5, 2019. — AP
Protesters in Islamabad participate in a demonstration to condemn recent killings by Indian forces in Kashmir. — AP
Protesters in Islamabad participate in a demonstration to condemn recent killings by Indian forces in Kashmir. — AP

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