On 1 September 2021, authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir deployed additional security forces and shut down mobile internet service as a precautionary measure following the death of a prominent separatist leader in the region. In Srinagar, security forces blocked roads around the former leader’s home and advised residents to remain at home. Additional restrictions and unrest are possible as supporters respond to the politician’s death. The 92-year-old separatist leader was suffering from multiple illnesses and had been largely under house arrest for the past 12 years.