In Pictures: India This Week (1 April to 8 April 2017)

Beyond the headlines and behind the scenes, The Quint brings you a snapshot of India this week.

A girl from the Qureshi community rests behind a butcher shop, ordered to close, following regulations imposed by newly elected Uttar Pradesh State Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, in Lucknow. (Photo: Reuters/Cathal McNaughton)
A performer is thrown into the air by Muslim devotees during an annual religious procession marking the death anniversary of a local Sufi saint, Mahmood Shah Bukhari in Ahmedabad. (Photo: Reuters)
An artiste is reflected in a mirror as he applies make-up backstage before taking part in a celebration to mark Hindu festival of Ramnavami inside the premises of a temple in Bengaluru. (Photo: Reuters/Abhishek N. Chinnappa)
A farmer from the southern state of Tamil Nadu rubs blood on a fellow protestors feet after deliberately cutting himself with a razor blade during a protest, demanding a drought-relief package from the federal government. (Photo: Reuters/Cathal McNaughton)
A man carries a woman as he wades through a flooded street after incessant rains in Srinagar. (Photo: Reuters/Danish Ismail)
A boy jumps into a pond to cool off on a hot summer day in Agartala. (Photo: Reuters/Jayanta Dey)
Sumanta Das, 8, is dressed up as Lord Shiva by his father, to get alms from pilgrims at a make-shift shelter before an annual trip to Sagar Island for the one-day festival of “Makar Sankranti”, in Kolkata. (Photo: Reuters/Rupak De Chowdhuri)
Kashmiri men sit on boats and a wooden bridge after their homes were gutted in a fire on the outskirts of Srinagar. (Photo: AP/Dar Yasin)
A young Tibetan monk yawns during teachings by the Dalai Lama, at the Thupsung Dhargyeling Monastery in Dirang, Arunachal Pradesh. (Photo: AP/Tenzin Choejor)
An Indian woman applies colour to idols of Hindu God Rama as she sells them by a roadside ahead of ‘Ram Navami’ festival in Hyderabad. (Photo: AP/Mahesh Kumar A.)
An Indian policeman puts mud to cover bloodstains at the scene after suspected rebels attacked Indian government forces on the Jammu-Srinagar highway, on the outskirts of Srinagar. (Photo: AP/Mukhtar Khan)
A Hindu devotee has her tongue and cheeks pierced with metal rods as part of a ritual, during a religious procession dedicated to Hindu goddess Mutthumariamman in Bandel, Kolkata. (Photo: AP/Bikas Das)

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