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Kashmir in lockdown: Exclusive Express photos from the Valley

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.

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Amid troops on the ground, tension in the air and heat in the atmosphere, Eid al-Adha festivities passed off peacefully in Kashmir Valley barring stray protests in one of the first tests for the government following its decision to scrap J&K special status and bifurcate the state into two UTs. (Express photo: Shuaib Masoodi)

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Security forces fanned out across towns and villages, restricting the movement of people and prohibiting congregations in large grounds. (Express photo: Shuaib Masoodi)

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Kashmiri news websites such as Greater Kashmir and Rising Kashmir have not updated their reports from the region since last week. (Express photo: 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: Shuaib Masoodi)

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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: Shuaib Masoodi)

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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 on the occasion of Eid al-Adha. (Express photo: Shuaib Masoodi)

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Several people were reportedly detained on August 8 after they protested in Kargil's main market against the Centre's decision, defying the restrictions imposed under Section 144. The protestors later clashed with police and reportedly threw stones at the security forces, after which there was use of tear gas and lathi charge. (Express photo: Shuaib Masoodi)

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The Supreme court has said that reasonable time should be given to the government to ensure normalcy in the region. (Express Photo by Shuaib Masoodi)

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Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat has downplayed Pakistan’s deployment of additional troops along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir over the last few days as a normal procedure and asserted that Indian troops are prepared to deal with any security challenge in the region. (Express Photo by Shuaib Masoodi)

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The Army has been put on high alert along the LoC to effectively repulse any possible Pakistani misadventure in the wake of India’s decisions on Jammu and Kashmir. (Express Photo by Shuaib Masoodi)

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Top Army commanders in Jammu and Kashmir are closely monitoring the overall security situation in the region to thwart any civil disturbances following the Centre’s decisions. (Express Photo by Shuaib Masoodi)