Activists describe life under lockdown in Kashmir as 'grim'

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Activists describe life under lockdown in Kashmir as 'grim'

A Kashmiri man walks as Indian paramilitary soldiers stand guard during security lockdown in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. India has maintained an unprecedented security lockdown to try to stave off a violent reaction to Kashmir's downgraded status. Protests and clashes have occurred daily, thought the curfew and communications blackout have meant the reaction is largely subdued. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)
FILE- In this Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019 file photo, Kashmiri women walk at a deserted Lal Chowk square, a frequent site for anti-India protests, in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. Life is very different in the Kashmir Valley these days, under an unprecedented security crackdown to prevent an uprising after the central government unexpectedly stripped its special constitutional status, the last vestige of real autonomy for the predominantly Muslim region. (AP Photo/Sheikh Saaliq, File)
An Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard during security lockdown in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. India has maintained an unprecedented security lockdown to try to stave off a violent reaction to Kashmir's downgraded status. Protests and clashes have occurred daily, thought the curfew and communications blackout have meant the reaction is largely subdued. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)
An Indian paramilitary soldier patrols during security lockdown in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. India has maintained an unprecedented security lockdown to try to stave off a violent reaction to Kashmir's downgraded status. Protests and clashes have occurred daily, thought the curfew and communications blackout have meant the reaction is largely subdued. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)

Activists describe life under lockdown in Kashmir as 'grim'

A Kashmiri man walks as Indian paramilitary soldiers stand guard during security lockdown in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. India has maintained an unprecedented security lockdown to try to stave off a violent reaction to Kashmir's downgraded status. Protests and clashes have occurred daily, thought the curfew and communications blackout have meant the reaction is largely subdued. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)
FILE- In this Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019 file photo, Kashmiri women walk at a deserted Lal Chowk square, a frequent site for anti-India protests, in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. Life is very different in the Kashmir Valley these days, under an unprecedented security crackdown to prevent an uprising after the central government unexpectedly stripped its special constitutional status, the last vestige of real autonomy for the predominantly Muslim region. (AP Photo/Sheikh Saaliq, File)
An Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard during security lockdown in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. India has maintained an unprecedented security lockdown to try to stave off a violent reaction to Kashmir's downgraded status. Protests and clashes have occurred daily, thought the curfew and communications blackout have meant the reaction is largely subdued. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)
An Indian paramilitary soldier patrols during security lockdown in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. India has maintained an unprecedented security lockdown to try to stave off a violent reaction to Kashmir's downgraded status. Protests and clashes have occurred daily, thought the curfew and communications blackout have meant the reaction is largely subdued. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)