Anti-India strike shuts Kashmir amid anger over deaths

An elderly Kashmiri villager cries during the funeral of Uzair Mushtaq in Kulgam 75 Kilometers south of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Sunday, O

An elderly Kashmiri villager cries during the funeral of Uzair Mushtaq in Kulgam 75 Kilometers south of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Sunday, O

Kashmiri villagers carry the body of a civilian Uzair Mushtaq on a stretcher during his funeral in Kulgam 75 Kilometers south of Srinagar, Indian cont

Kashmiri villagers carry the body of a civilian Uzair Mushtaq on a stretcher during his funeral in Kulgam 75 Kilometers south of Srinagar, Indian cont

Kashmiri villagers carry the body of Uzair Mushtaq during his funeral in Kulgam 75 Kilometers south of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Sunday, Oc

Kashmiri villagers carry the body of Uzair Mushtaq during his funeral in Kulgam 75 Kilometers south of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Sunday, Oc

Kashmiri villagers shout pro-freedom slogans as they carry the body of Uzair Mushtaq during his funeral in Kulgam 75 Kilometers south of Srinagar, Ind

Kashmiri villagers shout pro-freedom slogans as they carry the body of Uzair Mushtaq during his funeral in Kulgam 75 Kilometers south of Srinagar, Ind

Kashmiri women and girls watch the funeral procession of a civilian Uzair Mushtaq in Kulgam 75 Kilometers south of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir

Kashmiri women and girls watch the funeral procession of a civilian Uzair Mushtaq in Kulgam 75 Kilometers south of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir

Kashmiri villagers sit next to the body of Uzair Mushtaq inside a mosque before his funeral in Kulgam 75 Kilometers south of Srinagar, Indian controll

Kashmiri villagers sit next to the body of Uzair Mushtaq inside a mosque before his funeral in Kulgam 75 Kilometers south of Srinagar, Indian controll

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Armed soldiers and police have fanned out across much of Indian-controlled Kashmir as separatists challenging Indian rule called for a general strike to mourn the deaths of civilians and armed rebels during confrontation with government forces.

The death toll of civilians in an explosion after a gunbattle between government forces and militants the previous day climbed to seven as another injured young man died at a hospital on early Monday.

Government forces Sunday patrolled streets in Kashmir's main city of Srinagar and enforced a security lockdown in the downtown neighborhoods in anticipation of anti-India protests.

India and Pakistan each administer part of Kashmir, but both claim it in its entirety.

Most Kashmiris support rebel demands that the territory be united either under Pakistani rule or as an independent country.