In Photos: Kashmir’s Silence Over Article 370 Speaks Volumes
Security forces at every corner of the street in Jammu and Kashmir.
Security forces at every corner of the street in Jammu and Kashmir.(Photo: The Quint/Shadab Moizee) 

In Photos: Kashmir’s Silence Over Article 370 Speaks Volumes

The streets of Kashmir remain silent and abandoned, 72 hours after the government effectively revoked Article 370, which granted a special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

After imposing Section 144 in the state on 4 August, the Modi government changed India’s relations with Jammu and Kashmir by effectively revoking Article 370 through a presidential order on 5 August.

As the Valley stays ensconced an atmosphere of extreme hostility and fear, The Quint’s Shadab Moizee captures the reality from ground zero.

Section 144 has been imposed in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Section 144 has been imposed in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
(Photo: The Quint/Shadab Moizee) 
As Section 144 has been imposed in the state leading to a strict curfew, and most shops remain closed. 
As Section 144 has been imposed in the state leading to a strict curfew, and most shops remain closed. 
(Photo: The Quint/Shadab Moizee) 

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Lal Chowk in Kashmir, which is always bustling with people, has now fallen empty. 
Lal Chowk in Kashmir, which is always bustling with people, has now fallen empty. 
(Photo: The Quint/Shadab Moizee) 
Security personnel in the streets of Kashmir. 
Security personnel in the streets of Kashmir. 
(Photo: The Quint/Shadab Moizee) 

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Many roads have been shut by the police.
Many roads have been shut by the police.
(Photo: The Quint/Shadab Moizee) 
Vigilant checks being done by the police in many places. 
Vigilant checks being done by the police in many places. 
(Photo: The Quint/Shadab Moizee) 

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In the last few weeks, Jammu and Kashmir has been ensconced in an atmosphere of fear and anxiety.  
In the last few weeks, Jammu and Kashmir has been ensconced in an atmosphere of fear and anxiety.  
(Photo: The Quint/Shadab Moizee) 
Lal Chowk in Srinagar has been cordoned off with barbed wires. 
Lal Chowk in Srinagar has been cordoned off with barbed wires. 
(Photo: The Quint/Shadab Moizee) 

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Two kids gazing at the empty streets of Lal Chowk in Srinagar. 
Two kids gazing at the empty streets of Lal Chowk in Srinagar. 
(Photo: The Quint/Shadab Moizee) 
The famous Dal Lake of Srinagar echoes an eerie silence. 
The famous Dal Lake of Srinagar echoes an eerie silence. 
(Photo: The Quint/Shadab Moizee) 

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