The streets of Srinagar were largely deserted on Monday and most schools and shops were closed even though authorities say they were re-opening close to 200 elementary schools in Kashmir's largest city. Residents are angered over the Indian government's decision to downgrade the status of the Indian-administered side - Jammu and Kashmir - from a federal state and split into two union territories. Video footage by VOA's Urdu service shows Srinagar as a ghost city. VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports.

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