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Normalcy hit by spontaneous shutdown in Valley

Despite uptick in private transport, major markets shut

October 09, 2019 | HAMID QURESHI/SRINAGAR

An uneasy calm prevailed on Kashmir Valley on the 65th consecutive day on Tuesday following the Centre's move to revoke Jammu and Kashmir's special status under Article 370 and bifurcation of the state into two Union Territories.
According to reports, markets and other business establishments remained closed while most of the public transport was off the roads across the valley on Tuesday.
However, they said, a large number of private vehicles and some private taxis including auto-rickshaws could be seen plying in many parts of the city while some roadside vendors also plied their trade.
The effect of the shutdown was accentuated on account of Dussehra, a public holiday, as government employees did not have to report to work.
While landline telephony services have been restored across the valley, mobile telephone services in most parts of Kashmir and all internet services continue to remain suspended since 5 August.
Most of the top level and second rung separatist politicians have been taken into preventive custody while mainstream leaders including two former chief ministers -- Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti -- have been either detained or placed under house arrest.
The government has detained former chief minister and Lok Sabha MP from Srinagar Farooq Abdullah under the controversial Public Safety act, a law enacted by his father and National Conference founder Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah in 1978 when he was the chief minister.

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Normalcy hit by spontaneous shutdown in Valley

Despite uptick in private transport, major markets shut

October 09, 2019 | HAMID QURESHI/SRINAGAR

An uneasy calm prevailed on Kashmir Valley on the 65th consecutive day on Tuesday following the Centre's move to revoke Jammu and Kashmir's special status under Article 370 and bifurcation of the state into two Union Territories.
According to reports, markets and other business establishments remained closed while most of the public transport was off the roads across the valley on Tuesday.
However, they said, a large number of private vehicles and some private taxis including auto-rickshaws could be seen plying in many parts of the city while some roadside vendors also plied their trade.
The effect of the shutdown was accentuated on account of Dussehra, a public holiday, as government employees did not have to report to work.
While landline telephony services have been restored across the valley, mobile telephone services in most parts of Kashmir and all internet services continue to remain suspended since 5 August.
Most of the top level and second rung separatist politicians have been taken into preventive custody while mainstream leaders including two former chief ministers -- Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti -- have been either detained or placed under house arrest.
The government has detained former chief minister and Lok Sabha MP from Srinagar Farooq Abdullah under the controversial Public Safety act, a law enacted by his father and National Conference founder Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah in 1978 when he was the chief minister.


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Legal Advisor: M.J. Hubi
Printed at: Abid Enterprizes, Zainkote Srinagar
Published from: Gulshanabad Chraresharief Budgam
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