Khanqah-e-Molla, also called the shrine of Shah-e-Hamdan, is one of the oldest shrines in Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir. It was constructed on the banks of the Jhelum River around 1400 AD by Sultan Sikander of the Shah Mir dynasty in honor of Mir Syed Ali Hamdani, the Sufi saint who popularized Islam in Kashmir.
Tourists ski in Kongdori, a mountain recreation area in Gulmarg, Indian-administered Kashmir. Skiers take the Gulmarg Gondola to get to the top. The 1st Phase of the Gondola goes to a height of 8,350 ft, followed by the 2nd phase, which goes to 12,293 ft.
Danish Amin walks home after attending a small tutoring session at a tuition center, a private tutoring institution, in Tangmarg, Indian-administered Kashmir. “I leave for tuition at 10 and come back at 3 p.m.,” says Amin. “Sometimes we walk in the morning and see no road. It’s all snow, and we form a track.”
Firdous Ahmed skis in Babareshi, a forest area of Indian-administered Kashmir. “I have been skiing since childhood and wait desperately for the snowfall season,” says Ahmed. “It’s always fun to ski from the ranges of Affarwat,” a nearby mountain peak.
Yasir Hussain (left), 11, and Sajad Qasana, 10, take advantage of the snow in Tangmarg, Indian-administered Kashmir. Indian-administered Kashmir has seen heavy snowfall this season, with up to two feet in hilly regions so far.
Children play under the autumn shade of the chinar trees at Naseem Bagh, a garden on the University of Kashmir campus in Srinagar, a major city in Indian-administered Kashmir. In 1635, the ruler of the Mughal Empire planted 1,200 chinar saplings at Naseem Bagh, whose name means Garden of Breeze.
Mohammad Kamaal Dar, 65, uses a weighted net to catch fish at Dal Lake in Srinagar, a major city in Indian-administered Kashmir. Dar, who has been a fisherman for 40 years, sells each kilogram (2.2 pounds) of fish for 250 to 350 Indian rupees ($3.40 to $4.75).
Tourists and visitors to the Nishat Garden in Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir, enjoy its fountains. Domestic and international tourists flock to the garden on the banks of Dal Lake during spring and summer, when the plants are in bloom and the trees are green.
Tourists and locals stroll among flowering almond trees in the historic Badamwari Garden in Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir, on March 20. The trees have begun to bloom with the arrival of spring.
Shoppers buy pottery and utensils made from mud near the Hazratbal Shrine in Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir. Even though the use of mud utensils has largely declined in Kashmir, some people still prefer them.
In Tangmarg, a town in Indian-administered Kashmir, migrant workers make bedding from old clothes. They use a diesel machine that shreds the garments into cotton, and then they stuff the cotton into a mattress-shaped cloth. The workers, who come from Patna, the capital of Bihar, India, roam from village to village, recycling old clothes from the residents, and they charge 1,000 rupees ($15.34) for two mattresses.
Mohammad Rafiq Dhobi, 42, washes shawls on the banks of the Jhelum River in Aali Kadal, in Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir. People who are a part of the Dhobi caste, many of whom use Dhobi as their last name, have traditionally been laundry workers who wash shawls by hand and dry them in the sun, earning about 500 to 1,000 rupees ($7.68 to $15.37) per day. Dhobi says he has been washing shawls since his childhood, but the younger generation in his family are shifting to other jobs.
Roadside barbers sit nearby the famous Dargah Hazratbal Shrine in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir state in India. Customers are mostly older men who want haircuts and beard trims after praying at the Muslim shrine, which holds a holy relic believed to be hair from the Prophet Muhammad’s beard.
Shoppers buy sun-dried fish and vegetables from local vendors in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian-administered Kashmir. Sun-dried turnips, tomatoes, eggplants, gourds, green beans, red chilies and fish are considered Kashmir’s winter delicacies.
Razia Jan sits in her kitchen in the Doodhpathri area in the rural western part of Indian-administered Kashmir. Jan is a shepherd from the traditionally nomadic Gujjar tribe. Her family and others from her tribe come to the fertile valley in the Doodhpathri area in April with their animals, then they build small wood and mud huts. They graze their animals in the valley until October. When cold weather sets in, they return to their winter homes in another area.
A woman walks on a deserted commercial street in Srinagar, a city in Indian-administered Kashmir, where a military-enforced curfew has been in place since July 9. The curfew behttps://globalpressjournal.com/asia/indian-administered_kashmir/featured-photo-indian-administered-kashmir-curfew/gan to curb protests occurring throughout the city and surrounding districts that began after the death of Burhan Wani, a leader of an armed group. Wani was killed on July 8 in Anantnag district in a gun battle with Indian military forces.
Muzaffar Ahmad, 11, guides bulls to plow rice fields in the Budgam area of Indian-Administered Kashmir. Some local farmers use tractors, but many people, like Muzaffar, continue to utilize traditional plowing methods.