Curfew in Kashmir on I-Day

Restrictions on the movement of people were in force in the rest of the Valley, according to a police official. He said the step was taken to prevent protests in Anantnag and north Kashmir following the death of two persons in firing on Saturday.
Police and paramilitary forces were seen patrolling deserted streets. Separatists had asked the people to observe “black day” in the valley to protest against, what they call, the “illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir and the denial of independence to its people by India.”

As the separatists had threatened social boycott of those who venture out on the roads on Sunday in violation of their call, people preferred to remain indoors in the Valley. Shops and business establishments remained closed and vehicles were off the road.

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