Via posters in Srinagar, separatist leaders asked people to march after Friday prayers. In the first reported gun battle since New Delhi stripped India-administered Kashmir of its autonomy, a suspected rebel and a policeman were killed, police said.
Indian security agencies arrested hundreds of people and cut the disputed area off from all communication after India scrapped a law key to Kashmir's autonomy. This escalated tensions between New Delhi and Islamabad which both claim Kashmir in full.
Kashmiris are yet to come to terms with the loss of their autonomy as India maintains a stranglehold over the besieged population by cutting all communication lines.
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