India cut internet and imposed widespread curfew in Kashmir

Posted on: July 08, 2017 | views: 310

India has imposed a widespread curfew, cut off all internet services and deployed thousands of troops in Kashmir as the Himalayan region gets ready to mark the anniversary of a popular rebel leader's death. 

Residents of Indian-administered Kashmir said the restrictions on movement were some of the strictest they had seen, with some villagers told they would be shot if they left their homes today.

The disputed region has seen an explosion of protests against Indian rule since government forces shot and killed Burhan Wani a year ago.

The death of the 23-year-old, who had built up a big following on social media, sparked an outpouring of grief and anger that spilled into the streets and led to months of clashes with security forces.