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Every year thousands of workers from various states of India, mostly Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, come to Kashmir for work. They work as barbers, carpenters, masons, embroidery workers, or in several other skilled fields. Bricks are made in Kashmir, in the outskirts of the capital city Srinagar, where both local and non-local workers do the job together. The brick industry is generally confined to rural and semi-urban areas and generates employment. In Kashmir, the laborers usually work in hard conditions for 12-14 hours a day to reach a target of 1,000 to 1,200 bricks each day, earning between $100 to

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Senior pro-freedom leader and Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman – Syed Ali Geelani – on Saturday hosted an Iftar party at his Hyderpora residents in which pro-freedom leaders including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik participated among others including lawyers, doctors, students and representatives from the trade federation.

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The National Conference (NC) Working President and former chief minister, Omar Abdullah, today led a massive protest rally against the PDP-BJP coalition government in the heart of Jammu and Kashmir’s summer capital, Srinagar. Abdullah recently criticized the government after it completed its 100 days in office. At Regal Chowk, Abdullah addressed the rally and alleged the government of complete failure on all fronts. .@Abdullah_Omar arrives at Regal Chowk to address massive protest march pic.twitter.com/8xH892UC7n — Junaid Azim Mattu (@Junaid_Mattu) June 13, 2015 Former JK CM @abdullah_omar leading a rally against the "failure" of bjp-pdp govt in the state @IndianExpress pic.twitter.com/3Xtyidtxl7

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After actor Kareena Kapoor joins Salman Khan at the sets of their upcoming movie, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, being shot in Kashmir, #BBThisEID is the top Twitter trend in India. A selfie of the two actors posted on social media has gone viral on Twitter, along with several other pictures from the sets that are making rounds on internet. Here are a few of those pictures taken from Twitter:

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In just a few seconds of Nepal earthquake of magnitude 7.9 Richter Scale, whole country got devastated on the morning of last Saturday. The earthquake shifted Kathmandu three meters to South in only 30 seconds. So far, more than 6200 people have been declared dead and the Nepal authorities have said that the number of dead can cross 10,000. Several neighboring countries like India, China, Pakistan and many others have joined in relief and rescue operations. The earthquake shook the Mt. Everest too, where an avalanche killed at least 19 people, making it one of the major tragedies in the

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Thousands of people joined the funeral procession of Suhail Ahmad Sofi, 16, who was killed early morning on Saturday a few meters outside his house in Narbal Market, Budgam district of central Kashmir. Suhail is the youngest son in the family and has two sisters. Youth started throwing stones at the police and paramilitary forces after the news about Suhail’s killing spread around. Police has filed a case against the paramilitary forces’ men involved in the killing. A police statement issued here read: “We regret the unfortunate incident and extend our sympathies to the bereaved family.” The police has conducted

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In Srinagar, Ahmer Khan travels through the procession to look at how children join their older family members

The Ashura processions in Kashmir were taken out amid strict restrictions on Tuesday. Thousands of people participated in these processions in the interiors of the cities and towns, as the government continues the ban on the religious procession. The Shia Muslims of Kashmir during these ten days of Muharram are forced to remain confined to the areas where their population is dense and are not allowed to take procession in the central areas. In Srinagar, Ahmer Khan travels through the procession to look at how children join their older family members. Ahmer Khan is a Kashmir based freelance photographer.

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The Jammu and Kashmir government on Sunday placed strict restrictions in the civil lines area of summer capital Srinagar to stop Muharram processions of Shia community. The processions have been banned since the armed rebellion started in the region. Shia Muslims are forced to remain confined to the areas they are living in majority. Several attempts were made today, eighth Muharram, to take out procession by Shia Muslims but police and other government forces thwarted any such attempt. Several people were detained and the gatherings were dispersed by firing tear gas shells. Shahid Tantray captured these attempts and forces’ response in

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Shahid Tantray captures the Srinagar city on Sunday, a day before the festival the day when people fill the markets, streets, and roads.

A month after the devastating floods hit Himalayan region Kashmir, submerging even the summer capital city and economic hub, Srinagar, also – people in the region are celebrating Eid Ul Azha. The celebrations, this year, are not like any other Eid in past. The markets and shopping areas were devastated by the floods and shopkeepers are still cleaning and reconstructing their properties. Not many people were seen shopping as they would do on this occasion. In a few areas, where flood didn’t affect, people were seen buying groceries and other supplies for home. On Eid Muslims celebrate it with sacrifice

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