• Tuesday, December 06, 2022

ASIA

Curfew, strikes in Indian Kashmir after top militant’s death

Indian paramilitary troopers stand guard during restrictions after Kashmiri separatists called for a one-day strike.

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Thousands of Indian police and troops enforced a lockdown Wednesday (2) in parts of Kashmir, fearing violent reprisals a day after a top militant commander and two civilians were killed in clashes in the disputed Himalayan territory. Residents in the old quarters of Srinagar, the main city in Indian-administered Kashmir, were ordered to stay indoors and obey the curfew as government forces patrolled streets lined with steel barriers and razor wire. “I was not allowed by soldiers to leave home for work. They are right outside my door,” Gulzar Ahmed, a mechanic, said by phone from his house in downtown…

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