DAY 93: UNCERTAINTY CONTINUES IN KASHMIR AMID SHUTDOWN

Kashmir valley continued to reel under uncertainty as spontaneous shutdown completed 93 days today with markets closed and public transport off the roads.

Normal life continued to remain affected in the restive valley 93 days after the Centre abrogated the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and officially implemented its decision on November 1.
The erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir was also bifurcated into two separate Union Territories with J&K having legislation and Leh Ladakh sans legislation

All shops and business establishments remained closed in Kashmir and public transport was off the roads, a thin movement of private vehicles was however observed on roads in Srinagar and elsewhere.
Amirakadal and its adjoining markets wore deserted look a day after a non-local street vendor from Uttar Pradesh lost his life in a grenade attack in the vicinity. Forty others including three security forces personal also suffered injuries in the incident.

However, street vendors set up their stalls at a few places while the valley’s flea market (Sunday Market) was also open.
Schools, colleges and universities across Kashmir were deserted as the students continued to abstain from classes even as the administration declared all educational institutions open.
Barring prepaid mobile service, other modes of communication including broadband, mobile internet and prepaid mobile service continued to remain suspended in Kashmir on 93rd running day.
Markets in old city continued to remain closed with a very thin movement of public transport plying on roads.