(Dar Yasin/AP) #International Lalit and local Drass polo players compete in a game of polo in Drass, Kashmir on July 9, 2011.
In August mass graves were disclosed that likely held the bodies of "disappeared" civilians killed during insurgencies years ago.
The disclosure was one of a series of incidents which keeps the region tense.
(Mukhtar Khan/AP) #School children perform a ritual during a prayer ceremony inside their school in Jammu September 8, 2011, held for the victims of a bomb blast outside Delhi's High Court that killed 12 people.
(Mukesh Gupta/Reuters) #Residents watch as an Indian police honor guard performs a drill at the Mazar-e-Shohda (Martyr's graveyard) in Srinagar on July 13, 2011 during a ceremony held to mark the 80th anniversary of Kashmiris slain by the army of a Hindu king.
Brogpas are prohibited from marrying outside their community to preserve their racial purity.
(Channi Anand/AP) #Kashmiri Sikhs pray inside a Guruduwara to celebrate the birth anniversary of Guru Hargobind in Srinagar July 5, 2011.
(Mukhtar Khan/AP) #A Kashmiri Muslim lights candles near the grave of a relative during Shab-e- Barat, on the outskirts of Srinagar on July 17, 2011.
Muslims visit ancestral graveyards for the salvation of the departed souls and also believe that all sins will be forgiven by praying to Allah throughout Shab-e-Barat night.
(Tauseef Mustafa/AFP/Getty Images) #Indian soldiers returning from border posts are briefed at the Siachen base camp on the border with Pakistan on July 19.