SRINAGAR: Authorities in India-held Kashmir (IHK) have extended a rigid curfew to most parts of the disputed Himalayan region in an attempt to prevent anti-India protests in the region’s main city.
The has been under a rolling curfew and strikes for nearly a month after the killing of popular militant commander Burhan Wani sparked massive anti-India demonstrations.
Separatists have called on Kashmiris to march to prominent Hazratbal shrine in the city of Srinagar and stage protests after Friday prayers there.
Police and paramilitary soldiers patrolled deserted streets and laid razor wire and steel barricades to cut off neighbourhoods in the city.
Shops, businesses and schools remained closed for the 28th consecutive day.