Local press in Kashmir struggles to report the news in the face of massive restrictions and intimidation from security forces. Meanwhile, journalists parachuting into Kashmir enjoy far greater freedom and access.
At least 600 people in India-administered Kashmir, which includes Indian soldiers, local police and 160 civilians, lost their lives to violence.
Army operations in India-administered Kashmir were halted on May 16 at the start of the Muslim fasting month, despite a months-long escalation of violence in the Muslim-majority Himalayan region.
Unknown gunmen shoot dead journalist Shujaat Bukhari and his police bodyguards outside his office in India-administered Kashmir, police and journalist's colleagues say. There has been no claim of responsibility for the attack.
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