Monday, July 12, 2010

Kashmiris strike, India “ends curfew”

World Bulletin, July 11, 2010

Still, thousands of security forces in battle fatigues patrolled some residential areas in Srinagar, Kashmir’s summer capital, asking people to stay indoors, witnesses said.
Sunday, 11 July 2010 16:04

Indian authorities lifted a six-day curfew on Sunday most of Muslim-majority Kashmir valley, but a strike called by pro-independence leaders to protest against recent civilian killings kept shops and offices closed.

Indian security forces have been struggling to control a wave of demonstrations in the Kashmir valley after being accused of killing 15 civilians — many of them teenagers — in a month.

Still, thousands of security forces in battle fatigues patrolled some residential areas in Srinagar, Kashmir’s summer capital, asking people to stay indoors, witnesses said.

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