Kashmir: Season of discontent

From violence in 2016 to opening of Tulip gardens, Kashmir valley in a capsule

Family members mourn the death of Burhan Wani, a separatist militant leader in south Srinagar on July 9, 2016.

Family members mourn the death of Burhan Wani, a separatist militant leader in south Srinagar on July 9, 2016. This act fuelled violence in Kashmir valley. Hundreds gathered to mourn his death. (Reuters)

Women are seen mourning death of Burhan Wani

The upsurge of violence is the worst Indian-administered violence that Kashmir has seen for years. (Reuters)

An emergency vehicle passes a security checkpoint in Srinagar after an escalation of violence on August 17, 2016

An emergency vehicle passes a security checkpoint in Srinagar after an escalation of violence that officials have blamed on separatist protests that have tied down security forces for more than a month in Kashmir, August 17, 2016. (Reuters)

Stone pelting saw a rise after July violence in Kashmir

Massive clashes erupted in different parts of old city and civil lines area prompting the security forces to lob smoke shells in September, 2016 (DNA)

Schools to remain open in winters in Kashmir valley in November, 2016

Amid speculations about announcement of winter vacations for government schools in Kashmir, the school education department has decided to keep schools open during winter months for students in November, 2016. (Reuters)

A beautiful snow-clad Kashmir in the month of January, 2017 after demonetisation.

A beautiful snow-clad Kashmir in the month of January, 2017 after demonetisation. The central government claimed that violence and terrorism had come to a halt after the government scrapped Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes as illegal tender. (DNA)

A man was strapped to the front of a police jeep purportedly to be used as a human shield against stone pelters

A man strapped to the front of a police jeep, being used as a human shield against stonepelters in violence affected Kashmir on April 9, 2017 (DNA)

A masked Kashmiri demonstrator smokes a cigarette during a protest against the recent killing of a civilian, in Srinagar

A masked Kashmiri demonstrator smokes a cigarette during a protest against the recent killing of a civilian, in Srinagar April 17, 2017. (Reuters)

The Tulip Garden of Kashmir in full bloom in April, 2017 after severe unrest in the valley

The Tulip Garden opened in April, 2017 against the backdrop of the last summer's unrest that gave a blow to the tourism sector, which suffered Rs 3000 crore loss. (DNA)