66th day of shutdown, normal life affected in Kashmir

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Srinagar

Normal life remained suspended on 66th day in Kashmir with all the shops and business establishments remaining closed to protest against the abrogation of Article 370 and Jammu and Kashmir’s division into two Union Territories. However, long queues of private vehicles were seen plying on Wednesday in Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir Valley.

The decision to abrogate the special status of Jammu and Kashmir (Article 370) was taken by the central government on August 05 following which a spontaneous shutdown was witnessed in Kashmir that continued for the 66th straight day.

Witnesses said that the restrictions were though lifted by the authorities but the police and paramilitary troopers remain deployed throughout the day in sensitive areas of Srinagar and other parts of Valley.

Normal life across Kashmir remain affected for the 66th successive day as all the shops and other business establishments continued to remain shut while as the public transport remained off the roads. However, long queues of private vehicles were seen plying on Wednesday in Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir Valley.

The schools though opened by the government remained closed at most of the places where no student was visible in class room.

Besides, the cellular as well as the internet facilities continued to remain suspended for the 66th straight day. The services were suspended in the intervening night of August 04-05.

Only the landline services across Jammu and Kashmir have been restored while as the cellular services were only restored in Jammu division.

Moreover, the train services from Baramulla-Banihal also remained suspended for the 66th successive day due to security reasons. (KNS)

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