Hundreds of armed police and paramilitary soldiers in riot gear patrolled as most residents stayed indoors in the disputed region’s Srinagar city. Unlike in the past, no anti-India groups, had called for this year's strike.
The international community's focus on battling Covid-19 provides the perfect cover for criminal political adventurism.
Indian government forces killed a top rebel commander and his aide in disputed Kashmir, then proceeding to shut down mobile internet services during subsequent anti-India protests.
Naikoo's killing came as a blow to one of Kashmir's oldest rebel outfits but also revealed the Modi regime's aggressive approach to the Kashmir conflict isn't bearing any fruit.
Four rebel fighters including the commander of the banned group fighting New Delhi's rule in India-administered Kashmir were killed in Pulwama district, officials say.
In video recorded interviews, the victims allege that the Indian army subjected them to immense physical pain and psychological pressure.
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