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Ramzan is the ninth month of Islamic lunar calendar during which Muslims across the world are fasting from sunrise to sunset. In Kashmir, like any other Muslims region, is a month of prayers, food and cultural bonds. Syed Shahriyar brings some of the pictures of Kashmiri Muslims offering prayers, reciting the Holy Quran and Iftar (breaking of fast at sunset).

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Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir On the second day of curfew on Saturday across the Indian-controlled Kashmir 74 persons, including police and paramilitary forces, were injured in clashes between the police and protesters in different parts of Kashmir amid heightened tensions over killings of unarmed civilians by Border Security Force (BSF) in Gool village of Ramban district on Thursday. To thwart any protest demonstration, heavy contingents of police and paramilitary CRPF were deployed in the curfew bound areas. The forces had laid razor wire and erected barricades to stop movement of people and traffic. Armed vehicles were also seen at road junctions.

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After being killed while fighting the Indian forces in Mandoora village of Indian-controlled Kashmir’s Tral area – 50 kilometers from Srinagar, three militants of Hizbul Mujahideen were laid to rest today. The funerals of the militants, Shahnawaz Ahmad Mir alias Saptinga, Ajaz Ahmad and Shabir Ahmad Bhat alias Adil- Hayan (District Commander),  who were killed on Monday, were attended by thousands of people. Photojournalist Syed Shahriyar captured the three funerals.

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On the third death anniversary of Tufail Ashraf Mattoo, 17 year old student killed in 2010, his family accused that the selected police officials are violating the rules and regulations of their own department for sake of getting promotions. Tufail’s father said that it is very unfortunate that even the human rights organisations, Human Rights watch, Amnesty International have not responded to our appeals. “Civil society including the parliamentarians who visited Kashmir and promised justice and peace in the Valley at the time of turmoil have vanished from the scene now,” he said. Photographs by Syed Shahriyar Also read here

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After the police in Indian-Controlled Jammu and Kashmir didn’t let the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) team led by its Chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik to distribute the relief to the earthquake affected families of Doda, the youth in Maisuma (JKLF Headquarters) clashed with the police on Thursday. A Police statement issued here said that four policemen were injured in Maisuma area here in stone throwing incidents. Meanwhile, the JKLF Chairman in a press conference [Read full story here] has called for a strike on June 25 when the Prime Minister of India is visiting the Valley and urged people to