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Kashmir remains shut for 12th consecutive day

A deserted Dal Lake as restrictions in Kashmir Valley continue for the 12 consecutive day, on Friday.

A deserted Dal Lake as restrictions in Kashmir Valley continue for the 12 consecutive day, on Friday.   | Photo Credit: Nissar Ahmed

Government employees asked to report at work from today through a radio announcement.

Kashmir remained shut for the 12th consecutive day on Friday, August 16, 2019, even as the authorities relaxed restrictions on the movement of people in Srinagar.

“Restrictions on the movement of people have been eased in most parts of the Valley. The situation so far has remained peaceful,” a senior official of the state administration said here.

 

He said while the deployment of security forces on the ground remains as earlier, people were allowed to move around the city and other towns.

Kashmir was placed a under a total clampdown on August 5, hours before Union Home Minister Amit Shah announced in the Rajya Sabha that the special status for the state had been revoked.

The State administration has directed government employees to report at work from Friday through a radio announcement.

A ballon seller rides his bicycle during the curfew in Srinagar on Friday, 16, August 2019.

A ballon seller rides his bicycle during the curfew in Srinagar on Friday, 16, August 2019.   | Photo Credit: NISSAR AHMAD

 

No communication

However, the communication clampdown continues as all telephone and Internet services remained suspended.

While schools are closed for the past two weeks, shops and other business establishments too remained shut since August 5.

The official said the situation in the Valley was being monitored on a real-time basis and the decision to remove the forces would depend on the ground situation.

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