SRINAGAR, India (AP) — An indefinite security lockdown is in place in the Indian-controlled portion of divided Kashmir, with thousands of newly deployed soldiers camping in police stations and government buildings around the increasingly tense region.
The deployment in recent days adds at least 10,000 troops in Kashmir, already one of the world's most militarized regions.
India also has ordered thousands of tourists and Hindu pilgrims to leave.
The measures have sparked fears that New Delhi is planning to scrap a constitutional provision that forbids Indians from outside the region from buying land in the Muslim-majority territory.
Kashmiris fear the measures would be a prelude to doing away with the region's special status and intensifying an ongoing crackdown against anti-India dissenters.