SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Authorities have once again imposed a stringent curfew in most of Indian Kashmir ahead of Friday prayers in the Muslim majority area that has been simmering over the secret execution of a Kashmiri man in the capital.
The restive Himalayan region was rocked by violent anti-India protests after Mohammed Afzal Guru was hanged Saturday in a New Delhi jail and buried there. Had had convicted for an attack on India’s Parliament.
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Three protesters died in clashes with government forces. A curfew has been in place since the day of the execution but relaxed over the last few days.
Tens of thousands of police and paramilitary troops are patrolling the streets. Metal barricades and razor wire have been used to close off all the main roads in the region.