Indian-administered Kashmir is witnessing some of its most violent protests.
More than 30 people have been killed and hundreds more injured in clashes with security forces in the past week following the killing of popular rebel leader Burhan Wani, 22.
After Wani's death, young people, who constitute the largest chunk of Kashmir's population, have taken to throwing stones in protest on the streets and using social media to tell their stories.
Demonstrations continue despite heavy a security presence and a shutdown of mobile Internet and phone services.
Al Jazeera went to the streets of Srinagar, the capital of Indian-administered Kashmir, to meet some of those involved.
Sameer Ahmad Bhat, 23, cricket player
We are forced to hurl stones at them. They incite us. I will continue to throw stones at them until they stop inflicting such atrocities on us.
Sameer Ahmad Bhat [Al Jazeera]