#Day30: Following ‘Deal’ In Shutdown, Lal Chowk ‘Bounces Back’



Kashmir is shut on Saturday in protest against the civilian killings. (KL Image: Bilal Bahadur)
Kashmir remained shut on Sunday in protest against the civilian killings, however, markets opened in the evening. (KL Image: Bilal Bahadur)

Following the relaxation schedule as per the calendar issued by the united resistance leadership, Lal Chowk, major business hub of Srinagar witnessed a huge rush of people and private vehicles on Sunday evening.

As per the program, there was a relaxation in shutdown and protests from 6 PM today, so people came out from home and moved towards markets.

People were seen engaged in shopping. There was huge rush of vehicular traffic and public movement. The traders opened shops exactly at 6 PM.

Reports coming from Sopore said that fruit and vegetable carts were seen in the markets, shops opened and people were seen buying essentials.

This is the first day after Eid-ul-Fitr that markets saw such a huge rush in Srinagar.

The united resistance leadership had given ‘deal in shutdown’ earlier as well but police and some “miscreants” did not let it succeed.

The authorities slashed down the police deployment this evening on Residency Road.

The major Residency Road even witnessed “traffic jam”.

Lal Chowk has been deserted for thirty long days and those residing or staying here only heard and saw fasting moving ambulances coming from South Kashmir in these days.

I agree to the Terms and Conditions of Kashmir Life


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here