Strict curfew across Kashmir to prevent anti-India rally

August 5, 2016 8:27 AM

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SRINAGAR, India – Authorities in Indian-controlled Kashmir have extended a rigid curfew to most parts of the disputed Himalayan region in an attempt to prevent an anti-India protest in the region's main city.

The mostly Muslim area, where resistance to rule by predominantly Hindu India is strong, has been under a rolling curfew and strikes for nearly a month after the killing of a popular rebel commander sparked massive anti-India demonstrations.

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