In Pictures: India This Week (27 February 2016 – 4 March 2016)
A Congress worker holds a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi as police use water canons to stop protesters from marching towards Parliament during a protest in New Delhi, 2 March 2016. (Photo: AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
A Congress worker holds a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi as police use water canons to stop protesters from marching towards Parliament during a protest in New Delhi, 2 March 2016. (Photo: AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

In Pictures: India This Week (27 February 2016 – 4 March 2016)

Beyond the headlines and behind the scenes, The Quint brings you a snapshot of India this week.

Members of the Patel community raise their arms as they attend a protest rally at Mahesana town, in Gujarat. Thousands of community members on Sunday held a protest rally to demand reservation for their community. (Photo: Reuters/Amit Dave)
Members of the Patel community raise their arms as they attend a protest rally at Mahesana town, in Gujarat. Thousands of community members on Sunday held a protest rally to demand reservation for their community. (Photo: Reuters/Amit Dave)
Policemen sit in front of a closed jewellery shop during a strike in Ahmadabad. Jewellers across the country had decided to go on a three-day strike from Wednesday to protest the proposed re-imposition of 1 percent excise duty. (Photo: AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
Policemen sit in front of a closed jewellery shop during a strike in Ahmadabad. Jewellers across the country had decided to go on a three-day strike from Wednesday to protest the proposed re-imposition of 1 percent excise duty. (Photo: AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
A woman uses a traditional mud stove in the area in front of her hut in a slum in the outskirts of New Delhi. (Photo: AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
A woman uses a traditional mud stove in the area in front of her hut in a slum in the outskirts of New Delhi. (Photo: AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Exiled Tibetans march on foot during a candlelit vigil in solidarity with two Tibetans, who immolated themselves demanding freedom for Tibet, in Dharmsala, on Wednesday.  (Photo: AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia)
Exiled Tibetans march on foot during a candlelit vigil in solidarity with two Tibetans, who immolated themselves demanding freedom for Tibet, in Dharmsala, on Wednesday. (Photo: AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia)
A man looks on as a rickshaw passes by at a busy market in the old quarters of Delhi, 29 February 2016. (Photo: Reuters/Cathal McNaughton)
A man looks on as a rickshaw passes by at a busy market in the old quarters of Delhi, 29 February 2016. (Photo: Reuters/Cathal McNaughton)
A labourer throws rice saplings as others plant them in another field in Karjat, 1 March 2016. (Photo: Reuters/Danish Siddiqui)
A labourer throws rice saplings as others plant them in another field in Karjat, 1 March 2016. (Photo: Reuters/Danish Siddiqui)
A man pushes a bicycle loaded with empty cooking oil containers at a road side workshop in Kolkata, 2 March 2016. (Photo: Reuters/Rupak De Chowdhuri)
A man pushes a bicycle loaded with empty cooking oil containers at a road side workshop in Kolkata, 2 March 2016. (Photo: Reuters/Rupak De Chowdhuri)
A masseur gives a massage to a customer on the banks of the river Ganges in Kolkata, 3 March 2016. (Photo: Reuters/Rupak De Chowdhuri)
A masseur gives a massage to a customer on the banks of the river Ganges in Kolkata, 3 March 2016. (Photo: Reuters/Rupak De Chowdhuri)
A child plays with a plastic badminton racket in the old quarters of Delhi, 3 March 2016. (Photo: Reuters/Anindito Mukherjee)
A child plays with a plastic badminton racket in the old quarters of Delhi, 3 March 2016. (Photo: Reuters/Anindito Mukherjee)

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