Indian Kashmir under curfew ahead of ‘black day’ anniversary

An armed Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard near a police barricade during curfew in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir. Kashmir has been split since 1947 between India and Pakistan, both of which claim it in full. – EPA pic, August 4, 2020.

THOUSANDS of Indian troops imposed a curfew in Kashmir today, with razor wire and steel barricades blocking main roads a day ahead of the one-year anniversary of the restive region being stripped of its autonomy.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi imposed direct rule on August 5 last year, promising peace and prosperity after three decades of violence that have seen tens of thousands of people killed in an anti-India uprising.

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