In Photos: India This Week

Beyond the headlines and behind the scenes, The Quint brings you a snapshot of India this week, from 6-11 January 2019.

A kite flyer jumps with her kite near the Statue of Unity, the world’s tallest statue, during the International Kite Festival at Kevadiya Colony, on Tuesday, 8 January, 2019. Kite flyers from several countries are participating in the festival that is annually held on the Sabarmati riverfront.
Supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party celebrate India’s Parliament approving a bill providing a 10 percent quota in government jobs for poor upper caste members in Mumbai on Thursday, 10 January 2019. 
Fans of movie star Rajinikanth celebrate the release of his new film, ‘Petta’, by pouring milk on his poster outside a theatre in Chennai on Thursday, 10 January, 2019.
Paramilitary soldiers stand guard on a snow-covered street in Srinagar, on Monday, 7 January, 2019.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a selfie with Bollywood directors Karan Johar, Ashwiny Iyer, Rohit Shetty, Ekta Kapoor and actors Ranveer Singh, Bhumi Pednekar, Vicky Kaushal, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Ayushmann Khurrana, Varun Dhawan, Sidharth Malhotra, Rajkummar Rao and others after their meeting, in New Delhi on Thursday, 10 January, 2019. 
A view of Dharavi depot on Wednesday, 9 January, after over 32,000 employees of Mumbai’s civic transport undertaking BEST went on an indefinite strike since midnight over their demands, including higher wages.
India cricket captain Virat Kohli kisses the trophy as he celebrates India’s series win over Australia after play was called off on day 5 of their cricket test match in Sydney, on Monday, 7 January, 2019.
A Muslim woman holds a placard in Kolkata that reads ‘Talaq’, meaning ‘divorce’, during a protest against India’s Parliament’s move to approve a bill to implement the Supreme Court’s ruling that found the Muslim practice of instant divorce was unconstitutional, on Thursday, 10 January, 2019.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis (left) and Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi pose for photographs in front of posters of upcoming film PM Narendra Modi, a biopic on the prime minister, during its poster launch in Mumbai on Monday, 7 January, 2019. 
Boys play cricket on a deserted street during an eleven hour general strike called by All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) and North East Students’ Organisation (NESO) in Guwahati on Tuesday, 8 January, 2019.
Former Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) chief Alok Verma arrives at the CBI headquarters in New Delhi, on Wednesday, 9 January, 2019. Verma, on Thursday, 10 January, was unceremoniously removed from the post by a high-powered selection committee after the Supreme Court reinstated him as the CBI director.
Policemen detain an elderly activist of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) during a rally on the second day of a two-day general strike called by various trade unions in Kolkata, on Wednesday, 9 January 2019. The strike had been called against the government’s alleged anti-worker policies and unilateral labour reforms.
Army chief Bipin Rawat addresses a press conference ahead of Army Day, in New Delhi, Thursday, 10 January 2019.
Star striker Sunil Chhetri extended his goal-scoring riches in a rare-found victory for the Indian football team. Chhetri bagged a brace as India beat Thailand 4-1 in their AFC Asian Cup 2019 opener in Abu Dhabi – India’s first win in the competition since 1964. The twin goals also saw the 34-year-old overtake Lionel Messi as the second-highest goal-scorer in international football among active players with 67 goals, behind only Cristiano Ronaldo.

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