In-pictures: Indian lockdown in occupied Kashmir

A spate of developments in Indian-occupied Kashmir during the past 10 days have triggered fear and panic among residents and leaders, with New Delhi confirming it had deployed at least 10,000 troops in the region. A further 70,000 have been deployed since, according to AFP.

On Monday, the Indian government rushed through a presidential decree to abolish Article 370 of the Constitution which grants special status to Indian occupied Kashmir, as tensions mounted in the disputed valley.

An Indian Paramilitary trooper in Srinagar on August 4, 2019. Photo: AFP 
Indian Paramilitary trooper stops a car for questioning in Srinagar on August 4, 2019. Photo: AFP 
Indian troops stand at a roadblock in Srinagar on August 4. Photo: AFP 
Indian paramilitary troopers at a roadblock in Maisuma locality in Srinagar on August 4, 2019. Photo: AFP
Indian security personnel stand guard along a deserted street during restrictions in occupied Kashmir on August 5, 2019. Photo: Reuters 
Indian security personnel stop residents during restrictions in occupied Kashmir on August 5, 2019. Photo: Reuters