Srinagar, Sep 26: Normal life continued to remain crippled in Kashmir Valley for the consecutive 53rd day on Thursday.  

Main markets and other business establishments in the valley remained closed. Only the stalls of a few vendors at the TRC Chowk-Lal Chowk road were open.

Public transport largely stayed off the roads. Few inter-district cabs and auto rickshaws were seen plying in some areas of the city, the officials said.

The movement of private cars was unhindered, they added.

Normal life in the valley has remained crippled since August 5, when the Centre revoked Jammu and Kashmir’s special status under Article 370 and announced the decision to bifurcate the state into two Union territories.

Classwork in most schools across Kashmir remains off as students do not turn up due to the prevailing situation.

The officials said there are no restrictions in the valley but security forces continue to be deployed in vulnerable areas to maintain law and order.

Mobile services remain suspended in Kashmir while internet services continue to be snapped across all platforms in the valley.

Rail service also remained suspended for the running 53rd day.

Besides Srinagar city, the shutdown is being observed in all the districts and towns of Kashmir.

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