Normal life remains affected in Kashmir Valley for 65th consecutive day

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SRINAGAR: Normal life remained severely affected in the Kashmir Valley for the 65th consecutive day on Tuesday in the wake of the Centre's move to revoke Jammu and Kashmir's special status under Article 370 and bifurcate the state into two Union Territories.

 

According to the official report, main markets and other business establishments continued to remain closed, however, most of the public transport was off the roads across the valley today.

As per the report, a large number of private vehicles and some private taxis including auto-rickshaws could be seen plying in many parts of the city. Meanwhile, some roadside vendors also plied their trade.

The landline telephony services have been restored across the valley, meanwhile, mobile telephone services in most parts of Kashmir and all internet services continue to remain suspended since 5 August.

Restrictions were first imposed across Kashmir on 5 August when the Centre announced its decision to abrogate Article 370 of the Constitution and bifurcate the state into two Union territories.

On August 5, the government had revoked some provisions of Article 370 to take away Jammu and Kashmir's special status and brought in a bill for splitting the state into two Union territories, Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.

On August 6, the Parliament had approved a resolution abrogating special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution and a bill for splitting the state into two Union Territories.

 

With inputs from PTI

 

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