3 MONTHS ON SHUTDOWN HITS NORMAL LIFE IN KASHMIR

Normal life continued to be affected in entire Kashmir due to the spontaneous shutdown which completed three odd months today after the provisions of Articles 370 and 35A were repealed and Jammu and Kashmir divided into two Union Territories.

Markets across Kashmir remained deserted while partially opened shops at few places in civil lines shut the moment one non-local vendor was killed and forty others injured in a grenade blast at Amirakadal area this afternoon.
Public transport, across the length and breadth of Kashmir, continued to remain off the roads. However, the thin movement of private vehicles was observed on roads which too was reduced due to the grenade blast.
Roadside vendors also shut their stalls from Residency Road and other areas after the grenade was thrown in a busy marketplace at Amirakadal.

Mobile internet, broadband and prepaid mobile services continued to remain suspended in the Kashmir valley on 92nd straight day. Schools, colleges and universities were deserted as the students continued to skip classes.
Rail service from Banihal to Baramulla also remained suspended for 92nd consecutive day due to uncertain situation which prevailed in Kashmir after August 5 decision on Jammu and Kashmir.
Markets in the old city, reports said, remained closed and a thin movement of private vehicles was seen on roads. However, the deployment of government forces has been reduced in old city.