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Desolate highways, deserted public places, Kashmir reels under curfew

As Kashmir reels under curfew, deserted highways, empty parks and public places say it all about the tense situation in the region. For the ninth consecutive day, the Valley's connection with the outside world has been cut.

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Empty Jammu-Srinagar National Highway near Bemina, Srinagar. On Eid al-Adha, security forces fanned out across towns and villages, restricting the movement of people and prohibiting congregations in large grounds. (Express Photo by Shuaib Masoodi)

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The Valley's connection with the outside world has been cut with cellphones, Internet and landline connections still obstructed for the ninth day on Tuesday. (Express Photo by Shuaib Masoodi)

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Children play in a park as a curfew was imposed during Eid celebrations, in Srinagar. Curfew was re-imposed in Srinagar on Sunday afternoon even though authorities had said people would be allowed to visit neighbourhood mosques to offer prayers. (Express Photo by Shuaib Masoodi)

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Eid al-Adha in the Valley on Monday was minus the festive cheer and prayers were offered in neighbourhood mosques ringed by security forces to prevent people from congregating on roads or at Eidgahs and Jamia Masjids. (Express Photo by Shuaib Masoodi)

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An empty children's park during curfew in Srinagar on Eid al-Adha. Eid prayers were limited to neighbourhood mosques in Kashmir. The customary exchange of sweets between the BSF and Pakistan Rangers along the international border did not take place on Monday. (Express Photo by Shuaib Masoodi)

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The lockdown was imposed ahead of the government announcement revoking the special status of J&K and its bifurcation into two Union Territories.(Express Photo by Shuaib Masoodi)

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In Jammu, Eid celebrations remained a low key affair. Except for Kishtwar where some people raised slogans at the Jamia Masjid after the Eid prayers, the day passed off peacefully. (Express Photo by Shuaib Masoodi)

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The communication blockade in Kashmir, with cellphones, Internet and landline connections still obstructed, has also left thousands of men of the central forces unable to contact their families. (Express Photo by Shuaib Masoodi)

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Meanwhile, describing the situation in Jammu and Kashmir as “very sensitive”, the Supreme Court Tuesday refused to pass any immediate order to the Centre to lift restrictions, including on communication services in the region imposed after the revocation of Article 370. (Express Photo by Shuaib Masoodi)