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Kashmir: bloody stalemate by Fredrik Naumann (40 images)

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The shout was 'Azadi' - 'freedom!' In August, hundreds of thousands of Kashmiris took to the streets in the largest popular protests in nearly two decades. Frustrated with the bloody, brutal stalemate between the Indian army and militants local and foreign, ordinary people rose up in the belief that a non-violent approach could lead to freedom.

After sixty years of Indian rule, the Kashmir Valley remains the most densely militarised zone in the world. The local population, 95%...
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