SRINAGAR, India – Authorities have imposed a curfew in some parts of Indian-controlled Kashmir amid a general strike called by separatist groups to protest the killing of a teenage boy and a young woman during a protest against Indian rule.
As a result of the strike and curfew, shops, businesses and some government offices were closed Monday and public transport stayed off the roads in the disputed Himalayan region. University examinations were postponed and train services were also suspended.
Hundreds of troops patrolled the old part of Srinagar, the region's main city, and some other towns, warning residents to stay indoors.
The teenage boy and the woman were killed Sunday during an anti-India protest that followed the killing of a local rebel in a gunbattle with government forces in southern Kakpora village.