Srinagar, Aug 30: Life came to a grinding halt as shops and business establishments were closed and traffic was off the road in Kashmir Valley due to two-day strike called by separatists from Thursday to protest against alleged attempts being made to abrogate Article 35-A.
Curfew-like restrictions have been imposed in downtown and parts of civil lines in the summer capital, Srinagar as a precautionary measure to prevent any untoward incident following a two-day strike called by separatists.
Shops and business establishments were closed and traffic was off the road in civil lines and uptown Srinagar, where roadside vendors were also missing.However, few private vehicles could be seen plying on some routes in the city.
Business and other activities remained crippled in main business hubs of the city, including historic Lal Chowk, the nerve-centre of summer capital, Budshah Chowk, Regal Chowk, Maisuma, Hari Singh High Street (HSHS), Batmaloo, Moulana Azad Road, Residency Road and Dalgate. UNI