Sep 29: For the 56th consecutive day,
the situation in Kashmir remained grim as businesses stayed closed, schools
shut and normal life disrupted.
The situation continues to remain so since
August 5 when government of India stripped Jammu and Kashmir of its special
status and bifurcated the state into union territories.
Continued restrictions and communication
blackout too remains imposed since the day.
Normal life continues to remain crippled with
closure of shops, markets, business establishments and educational institutions
as well as the absence of public transport.
Thousands of paramilitary and police
personnel have been deployed in nook and corner of the valley.
While parents are reluctant to send their
wards to schools in the prevailing precarious situation, a very thin attendance
of teachers was reported.
Attendance of employees in government
offices was recorded constantly thin due to the non-availability of public
transport. Train service too remains suspended.
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
Besides Srinagar city, the shutdown is
being observed in all the districts and towns of Kashmir.
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