Spontaneous shutdown after August 5 decision of centre to repeal provisions of Article 370 completed 110 days in Kashmir amidst partial restrictions in parts of Srinagar city today.
Authorities disallowed Friday congregational prayers at central Jamia Masjid in old city for 16th consecutive week. Police and paramilitary forces was deployed in strength around the grand mosque to thwart any attempt of protests post Friday prayers in the vicinity.
Since the unannounced shutdown continues in Kashmir for 110th straight day, partial restrictions under section 144 CrPC were imposed in parts of old city following apprehensions of breach of peace.
Business activities across Kashmir including summer capital remained suspended and roads were deserted. A thin movement of private vehicles could be seen on roads. Attendance of employees in government and semi government offices was also recorded thin
Communication system barring postpaid mobile and landline phones continued to remain suspended in Kashmir valley with administration continued to remain silent on the issues people confront due to communication blockade.
BJP led centre revoked special status of Jammu and Kashmir and divided the state into two Union Territories on August 5. Stringent curfew like restrictions were put in place across Kashmir and communication system suspended.
Schools, colleges and universities were deserted as students continue to skip classes ever since the administration ordered opening of educational institutions in Kashmir. A very thin attendance of teaching and non teaching staff was recorded in educational institutions.
A handful of street vendors however could be seen on roads amid rainfall which continued in Kashmir for 2nd consecutive day.