Life remains affected in Kashmir since August 5

Published: Oct 22, 2019, 3:49 pm IST
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Life remained affected on Tuesday due to strike since August 5 in the Kashmir valley, where people are protesting against scrapping of Article 370 and 35 A, besides bifurcating the state into two Union Territories.

Meanwhile, shops and business establishments were seen functioning this morning from 0630 hrs in majority areas, including summer capital, Srinagar, before life came to halt again at 1000 hrs.

Internet service and pre-paid mobile network of all Cellular companies, including Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) remained suspended since August 5 as a precautionary measure in the valley, where landline phone and postpaid mobile service has been resumed.

Train service between Baramulla in north Kashmir to Banihal in Jammu region also remained suspended since August 5 for security reasons.

Additional Central Paramilitary Forces (CPMFs) rushed from different parts of the country shortly before the special status of the state was withdrawn, remained deployed across the valley to maintain law and order. However, police said there is no curfew restriction in any part of the valley on Tuesday. Restrictions under section 144 CrPC will continue to prevent any law and order.

Shops and business establishments in Srinagar and elsewhere in the valley remained closed and traffic was off the roads. Students continued to stay from their classes in the valley.

Situation was by and large peaceful and there was no report of any major untoward incident in the valley, officials said.  (UNI)