Kashmiris skip obligatory prayers in mosques but hundreds attend funerals of insurgents.
The fighting, which could not be independently verified, comes amid an ongoing lockdown in India-administered Kashmir to combat spread of coronavirus.
Animal deaths in the Kashmir conflict have gone mostly undocumented and are treated as collateral damage unworthy of headlines.
Recent violence targeted outsiders from mainland India entering the disputed Kashmir, a significant shift triggered by India's decision to reduce the semi-autonomous region into a New Delhi-ruled territory.
Kashmir's most restless region has been kept relatively calm since India revoked the region's autonomous status. Residents say that the anger will bubble over at any moment.
Haseena's last phone call with her teen son Zahid before he died in a gun battle with Indian forces went viral when she did not stop him from the fatal fight. But she says, life in India-administered Kashmir is not as black and white.
As per local accounts, the Indian armed forces shot dead a 30-year-old groom-to-be in southern Kashmir in early April this year. Four months later, a Kashmiri photographer visits his mother and fiancé.
Suspected rebels shot dead six policemen in southern Achabal area. Separately, Indian soldiers killed two rebel fighters and two civilians in Kulgam area of the disputed Himalayan region during a gun battle.
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