Kashmiris shut down businesses to protest India's plan to build Hindu townships

April 11, 2015 7:40 AM

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Kashmiris shut down businesses to protest India's plan to build Hindu townships

Indian policemen patrol a closed market area during a strike in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Saturday, April 11, 2015. Kashmiris closed shops and businesses in the disputed Himalayan region Saturday to protest India’s plan to build townships for Hindus who fled a rebellion in Muslim-majority areas. Many of the Hindus, known as Pandits, had fled to Hindu-dominated areas in Jammu region or elsewhere in India in 1990. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin) (The Associated Press)

SRINAGAR, India – Kashmiris have shuttered shops and businesses in the disputed Himalayan region to protest India's plan to build townships for Hindus who fled a rebellion in Muslim-majority areas.

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