Indian Police Detain Hundreds Before Modi Visits Kashmir


SRINAGAR, India — Indian authorities detained key separatist leaders and hundreds of their supporters to prevent them from holding a protest rally during a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Kashmir this weekend, police said Wednesday.

Separatists have called for a march by a million people near the site of Modi’s public meeting in Srinagar on Saturday, challenging India’s sovereignty over the disputed region.