Foreign Policy Magazine PhotoJournal: Intifada in Kashmir

Kashmiri Muslim protesters are engulfed in tear gas during a clash with Indian police in Srinagar on Sept. 14. In September, the Indian government announced an eight-point “peace package” to defuse the conflict, but such measures have thus far been ineffective.


Indian police stand guard outside a school as students look from down from the school building in Srinagar on Sept. 27. It is common for soldiers and police to patrol and be stationed inside schoools, temples, mosques, and shopping centers in Kashmir.


“Azadi”= Freedom.

A Kashmiri woman walks past graffiti that during curfew hours in Srinagar on Oct. 19. At this stage in the conflict, military curfews are often in place for all but a few hours a week.

Kashmiri protestors shout anti-Indian slogans during a protest in Srinagar on Sept. 10. As the Indian security presence in Kashmir has persisted and Indian public opinion has hardened over the long-running situtation, the Kashmiri resistence has begun to be compared to the Palestinian Intifada by many observers.


A Kashmiri man stands outside during a curfew in Srinagar on Sept. 20.

Kashmiri relatives and friends of Sheikh Yasir, who was fatally wounded on Aug. 31, mourn at his funeral in Srinagar on Sept. 17.

Indian paramilitary troops patrol on a street during a curfew in Srinagar on Sept. 20.

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