Reflective lens: The aftermath of August 5, 2019, in Kashmir

It has been two years since the abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution which granted Jammu and Kashmir special status. The abrogation was followed by many months of further clampdown on the state including the cutting off of communication, curfew and the arrests of political leaders and prisoners.

Masrat Zahra, the award-winning freelance photojournalist from Srinagar, Kashmir, and NWMI member, captured the days that followed in this poignant photo essay.

A protestor with salt applied to her face, to protect herself from teargas, during clashes that erupted after Friday prayers in Kashmir in the aftermath of the abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution.

 

Indian armed forces patrolling Srinagar, Kashmir, following the abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution.

 

Kashmiri people raising anti-India slogans in the Anchar area of Srinagar, Kashmir, after the abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution.

 

A young girl during protests against the abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution.

 

A woman cries after her son was hit by pellets fired by Indian forces during a peaceful protest against the abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution in the Anchar area of Srinagar, Kashmir.

 

Kashmiri people protesting the abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution in the Anchar area of Srinagar, Kashmir.

 

Kashmiris protesting against the abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution.

 

A Kashmiri man can be seen picking bricks during an anti-India demonstration in the outskirts of Srinagar after the abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution.

 

A young boy during protests against the abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution.

 

A woman cries and asks for help after people in the Anchar area of Srinagar, Kashmir, were showered with teargas and pellets by Indian armed forces, after the abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution.

 

Tightened security in Srinagar, Kashmir, following the abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution.

 

Scenes from protests in Kashmir which erupted after the abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution.

 

Migrants seen making arrangements to leave Kashmir following the abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution.

 

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