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