Tense times

In these photos, taken during Kashmir's summer of unrest, the photographer Sami Siva captures a series of striking moments in a conflict without end.

Sixty years after Partition, the conflict over the former princely state of Kashmir shows few signs of diminishing. The insurgency against Indian rule that began in 1989 has, in recent years, shifted from an armed militancy to a campaign of street protests and riots, often led by teenaged boys armed only with stones. The protests have multiplied in the months since June 11, when a 17-year-old student was killed by a tear gas canister during an anti-India demonstration. Since then, India has extended curfews across the state, and moved the army into Kashmir for the first time in nearly 20 years, but protests have continued to escalate, and more than 60 civilians have been killed. In these photos, taken during Kashmir's summer of unrest, the photographer Sami Siva captures a series of striking moments in a conflict without end.