Indian Kashmir shuts to honor protesters' deaths
SRINAGAR, India—Armed police are patrolling Kashmir's main city of Srinagar where schools and some shops are shut in a strike called to honor people killed in 2010 protesting Indian rule over the Himalayan territory.
A lack of public transport prevented government employees from getting to work Monday. Some shop owners ignored the strike and opened their businesses.
Anti-India sentiment runs deep in Kashmir, with frequent street protests by rock-throwing youths. An Indian crackdown against one protest in 2010 killed at least 112 people.
A violent uprising started in 1989 was mostly suppressed, but left some 68,000 dead in separatist violence and ensuing crackdowns. Kashmir remains divided between India and Pakistan.