Kashmir strike from Aug 5 continues
Jammu & Kashmir

Kashmir strike from Aug 5 continues

Agency News

Srinagar, Oct 26 :  Business and other activities remained crippled on Saturday since August 5 in the Kashmir valley, where people are protesting against the scrapping of Article 370 and 35 A, besides dividing it into two Union Territories.

Police said there is no curfew restriction in any part of the valley on Saturday though restrictions under Section 144 CrPC will continue to prevent any law and order problem.

Additional Central Paramilitary Forces (CPMF), who were rushed to Kashmir valley shortly before withdrawing the special status of the state on August 5, remained deployed to prevent any demonstration. Barring few incidents of stone pelting, the situation remained by and large peaceful in the valley.

However, official report said there were over 300 incidents of stone pelting and other demonstration in which over 100 security force personnel were injured in the valley.

Meanwhile, the historic Jamia Masjid, stronghold of chairman of moderate Hurriyat Conference (HC) Mirwaiz Moulvi Omar Farooq in downtown, remained shut for devotees since August 5, when all the main gates of the worship place were closed.

The internet service and pre-paid mobile besides Short Message Service (SMS) network of all Cellular companies, including Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), remained suspended since August 5 as a precautionary measure in the valley.

Train service between Baramulla in north Kashmir to Banihal in Jammu region also remained suspended since August 5.

Shops and business establishments resumed this morning for three hours at some places before coming to a halt again.