>> An eruption of violence in Cashmere left at least three civilians dead on Sunday, and another 70 wounded, at the hands of Indian security forces. Police say that hundreds of people flooded the streets of a village to try and stop a gun battle between insurgents and the Indian military.
An earlier clash with militants was one of the worst to hit the region this year. Police say at least 17 other people were killed in shootouts during the day, including 13 suspected insurgents. It would be the largest one day death toll of militants in recent years. The Office of Prime Minster Narendra Modi applauded Indian troops after Sunday's clash.
>> I think a message should go out that India has put relentless pressure for the past few years on terrorists, as well as their supporters.>> India accuses Pakistan of training and arming militants, and helping them get across the line of control that divides Cashmere. Pakistan denies those allegations.
The two neighbors have fought two wars over the area and Muslim separatists have waged a campaign against Indian rule there since the 1980s. Indian official said that on Monday, local schools would stay closed, trains would not run, and the Internet will be blocked in some areas to stop any new violence.