Indian paramilitary soldiers stop a pick up van driver before turning him back during the ninth straight day of curfew in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Sunday, July 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
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Authorities in India's portion of Kashmir have shut down printing presses and temporarily banned newspapers from publishing in a sweeping information blackout after days of anti-India protests left dozens of people dead in the volatile region.Kashmir, a predominantly Muslim region, is divided evenly between India and Pakistan, but both claim it in its entirety. Most people in India's portion resent the presence of Indian troops and want independence or a merger with Pakistan.India and Pakistan have fought two wars over control of Kashmir since British colonialists left the Indian subcontinent in 1947 .The largest street protests in recent years in India's portion of Kashmir erupted last week after Indian troops killed the popular young leader of the largest rebel group fighting against Indian rule in the region.
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