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A man reads a newspaper standing in front of closed shops in Jammu on August 6, 2019. - Washington on August 4 urged respect for rights and called for the maintenance of peace along the de facto border in Kashmir after India stripped a special autonomy status from its part of the divided region. (Photo by Rakesh BAKSHI / AFP) — AFP or licensors

In pictures: Situation uncertain as Kashmir remains incommunicado to the world

TV channels showed soldiers in camouflage and other security personnel in the otherwise empty streets of Srinagar.
Updated Aug 06, 2019 01:00pm

The situation in occupied Kashmir remains unclear after India shut off most means of communication with the outside world, including internet, cellphone and landline networks. India also deployed thousands of troops in the region amid fears that its scrapping of a constitutional provision that gave Kashmiris exclusive, hereditary rights could spark uprisings.

Television channels showed armed soldiers in camouflage and other security personnel standing near barricades of barbed wire in the otherwise empty streets of Srinagar.

Security personnel stand guard on a street in Jammu, Aug 6, 2019 — AFP
Security personnel stand guard on a street in Jammu, Aug 6, 2019 — AFP

Security personnel patrol along a street in Jammu, Aug 6, 2019 — AFP
Security personnel patrol along a street in Jammu, Aug 6, 2019 — AFP

A man reads a newspaper standing in front of closed shops in Jammu, Aug 6, 2019 — AFP
A man reads a newspaper standing in front of closed shops in Jammu, Aug 6, 2019 — AFP

Security personnel stand guard on a street in Jammu on August 6, 2019 — AFP
Security personnel stand guard on a street in Jammu on August 6, 2019 — AFP

Security personnel stand guard on a street in Jammu on August 6, 2019 — AFP
Security personnel stand guard on a street in Jammu on August 6, 2019 — AFP

A deserted street is pictured in Jammu on August 6, 2019 — AFP
A deserted street is pictured in Jammu on August 6, 2019 — AFP