Traffic near normal,business remain affected in Kashmir

BK News Desk/Srinagar
December 7, 2016 TOP STORIES 306 Views
Traffic near normal,business remain affected in Kashmir

Business and other activities remained paralysed for the second successive day today after relaxation in the strike announced by separatists over the weekend though traffic, including private and public, was almost normal in Kashmir valley, particularly in Srinagar.
However, Indoor and Bakshi Stadiums here were today abuzz with athletes and sport persons, including children, gathered to participate in a function attended by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.
Meanwhile, the main gates of historic Jamia Masjid remain locked and nobody was being allowed to enter the complex, where large number of security forces remained deployed since July 9, a day after Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) commander Burhan Wani and two other militants were killed in an encounter in Anantnag.
Police said there was no curfew or restrictions in any part of the Kashmir valley though security forces remained deployed in strength to maintain law and order.
Shops and business establishments remained closed though large number of private and public vehicles, besides three-wheelers, could be seen plying on some routes in the Valley, especially in Srinagar. The number of vehicles plying on roads was very high as compared to yesterday, when separatists had given ‘Lal Chowk challo’ call.
Meanwhile, all educational institutes again wore a deserted look as students preferred to remain away in support of separatists call in Kashmir valley after attending their classes on weekend when there was relaxation in separatist strike.
Hundreds of sports persons today attended a sporting event organized by the state Sports Council. “I have around 40 martial art players with me, who are participating in this event. It is good boost for by players as many of them are going to participate in South Asian mix martial art championship later this month in Bhutan,” Jammu and Kashmir Tong IL Moo Do Association (JKTMDA) general secretary Arshid Aziz said.
However, restrictions imposed to foil separatist “Lal Chowk Chalo” march yesterday have been lifted in and around the historic Lal Chowk, the nerve centre of the summer capital.
But, all shops remained closed in the main business hubs in civil lines. Though large number of passenger and private vehicles were plying on the streets in civil lines, resulting in traffic jam on some routes.

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