CRPF Personnel holding the photographs of their favourite players and cricket bats while cheering for the success for India team, at a special function organised by the force before the world cup match against Pakistan, at CRPF headquaters in Srinagar.
Ladakh Muslim students hold placards and shout slogans against America during a protest against the military attack on Libya by International coalition forces outside the United Nations office in Jammu
A traditional health worker uses leeches to suck blood from the foot of a patient as part of a treatment, on the outskirts of Srinagar. Traditional health workers in Kashmir use leeches to treat skin diseases and ailments such as arthritis, gout, chronic headaches and sinusitis. The leech therapy follows the traditional unani system of medicine that originated in ancient Greece and is recognized by the Indian health authorities.
A girl crosses over a stream of polluted water as she carries drinking water on the outskirts of Jammu. According to local media reports, senior executives of about sixteen North American companies will visit India in a "Water Trade Mission" to tap the $50 billion Indian Water Market, targeting water treatment projects to taking over water supply services and waste water management.
Interlocutors Professor Radha Kumar and Dilip Padgaonkar during a press conference in Srinagar. The Centre's interlocutors on Kashmir said the recent spate of arrests in the Valley was unfortunate and hoped this would end soon.
Policemen are seen through the damaged windshield of a car in which suspected militants were traveling after an encounter on the banks of Dal Lake in Srinagar. Security forces gunned down Sajad Afghani, suspected chief commander of Jaish-e Mohammed, in the car along with his body guard, news reports said.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh presenting degree to a student as Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah claps during the 3rd convocation of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST) in Jammu.
Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani coming out of an office of Delhi Police Special Cell after a questioning in connection with a money laundering case, in New Delhi. Geelani was stopped by the police at Delhi airport in the morning.
Relatives of civilian Showkat Ali Khan wail during his funeral in Srinagar. Khan, who was seriously injured in a grenade attack by suspected militants in Batamaloo area, succumbed to his injuries. Khan and two policemen were injured when suspected militants hurled a grenade towards a police post.
Kashmiri boys play cricket on an empty road during a day-long strike in Srinagar. Shops and businesses shut and public transport went off the roads across Kashmir in response to a strike call by separatist groups to protest against restrictions imposed on separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani by Delhi police.
Kashmiri Muslim devotees raise their hands for prayers as a head priest (unseen) displays a relic of Islam's Prophet Muhammad at the Hazratbal shrine on the Friday following Eid Milad-un Nabi, marking the birth anniversary of the Prophet, in Srinagar. Thousands of Kashmiri Muslims gathered at the Hazratbal shrine, which houses a relic believed to be a hair from the beard of the Prophet.
Rhythm Dispels Blues
The public and the police hardly ever meet on cordial terms, more so in Jammu and Kashmir. Formal efforts to achieve this are stiffly awkward. Therefore, a gust of spontaneity from CM Omar Abdullah’s wife Payal at a police-public mela in Jammu gladdened many. When a dancer at a traditional Kashmiri rauf performance extended an inviting hand, she accepted at once. That’s grace.
In this Tuesday Feb.8, 2011 photograph, Ghulam Jeelani, unseen, holds the photograph of his sisters Arifa, left, and Akhtara killed by suspected rebels, at his home, in Sopore, some 50 kilometers (31.25 miles) north of Srinagar.
Kashmiri Muslims raise their hands for prayers as head priest displays a relic of Prophet Mohammed, to mark the birth anniversary of the Prophet at the Hazratbal Shrine in Srinagar. Thousands of Kashmiri Muslims gathered at the Hazratbal shrine, which houses a relic believed to be a hair from the beard of the Prophet, to offer prayers on his birth anniversary.
Workers pasting labels on cricket bats at a manufacturing unit in Sangam, 40 kms from Srinagar. As cricket fever grips the sub-continent from next weekend, workers in Kashmir's bat manufacturing units are preparing for bumper orders from rest of the country.
FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2010 file photo, a sister of Feroz Ahmad, alias Showkat, who was killed by forces, wails as she clings to the bed carrying the body of her brother during his funeral in Pattan, some 35 kilometers (22 miles) north of Srinagar. Associated Press photographer Altaf Qadri was awarded the 1st prize in the the People in the News singles category at the 2011 World Press Photo awards.
Policemen help their injured colleague hit by a stone during a protest in Srinagar. People shut shops and businesses and road traffic was thin across Kashmir in response to a strike call by separatist groups to honor a pro-independence leader who was executed by authorities in 1984.
An elderly Kashmiri kicks a soccer ball at a closed market area during a strike in Srinagar. Shops and businesses shut and road traffic was thin across Kashmir in response to a strike call by separatist groups to honor a pro-independence leader executed by India more than 25 years ago.
Census workers take details of a Kashmiri family on the outskirts of Srinagar. Millions of census workers fanned out as they began a mammoth effort to document every person in the world's second most populous country over the next three weeks.
Veiled members of the separatist Kashmiri group Muslim Khawateen Markaz, hold placards during a demonstration against rape and killing of Kashmiri women allegedly by government forces in Srinagar. Last week unidentified gunmen killed two young sisters after dragging them from their home. Police blamed militants for the killings while the rebels denied the blame.