Tensions continue in Kashmir for 33rd day as normal life takes hit; most shops and markets remain closed [Photos]

Curbs imposed across Jammu and Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370 were lifted in phases from many parts of the Valley, as the situation improved with the passage of time.

FP Staff September 06, 2019 17:36:15 IST
Curbs were imposed across Jammu and Kashmir on 5 August when the Centre announced its decision to revoke the state's special status under Article 370. The restrictions were lifted in phases from many parts of the Valley as the situation improved with the passage of time. AP
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Curbs were imposed across Jammu and Kashmir on 5 August when the Centre announced its decision to revoke the state's special status under Article 370. The restrictions were lifted in phases from many parts of the Valley as the situation improved with the passage of time. AP
However, the state government's efforts to open schools have not borne fruit as most of the parents are keeping their children at home due to apprehensions about their safety. The officials said on Thursday that attendance remained thin in many government offices due to lack of public transport. Reuters
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However, the state government's efforts to open schools have not borne fruit as most of the parents are keeping their children at home due to apprehensions about their safety. The officials said on Thursday that attendance remained thin in many government offices due to lack of public transport. Reuters
Normal life continued to remain affected on the 33rd day as well. Markets and other business establishments remained closed while public transport was off the roads, officials said. Compared to the past few days, fewer private vehicles were seen on the roads on Friday. Reuters
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Normal life continued to remain affected on the 33rd day as well. Markets and other business establishments remained closed while public transport was off the roads, officials said. Compared to the past few days, fewer private vehicles were seen on the roads on Friday. Reuters
The authorities have been imposing restrictions in vulnerable areas of the Valley every Friday, apprehending that vested interests might exploit the large gatherings at big mosques and shrines to fuel protests. Reuters
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The authorities have been imposing restrictions in vulnerable areas of the Valley every Friday, apprehending that vested interests might exploit the large gatherings at big mosques and shrines to fuel protests. Reuters
A fact-finding report by Free Speech Collective revealed that contrary to government claims, the information clampdown and unofficial curfew-like situation has resulted in the throttling of independent media. Reuters
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A fact-finding report by Free Speech Collective revealed that contrary to government claims, the information clampdown and unofficial curfew-like situation has resulted in the throttling of independent media. Reuters
The Supreme Court is set to hear petitions against alleged media and communication restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir on 16 September. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi declined to pass any order on Thursday. Reuters
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The Supreme Court is set to hear petitions against alleged media and communication restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir on 16 September. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi declined to pass any order on Thursday. Reuters
There was a state-wide communication blackout in the state. But officials in Kashmir said they restored 19 more telephone exchanges, a month after telephone services were snapped. There are around 100 telephone exchanges in Kashmir Valley. AP
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There was a state-wide communication blackout in the state. But officials in Kashmir said they restored 19 more telephone exchanges, a month after telephone services were snapped. There are around 100 telephone exchanges in Kashmir Valley. AP
With Jammu and Kashmir all set to become a Union Territory on 31 October, the state administration has also directed all departments to reconcile their accounts up to 30 October and submit these to the finance department before 6 November. Reuters
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With Jammu and Kashmir all set to become a Union Territory on 31 October, the state administration has also directed all departments to reconcile their accounts up to 30 October and submit these to the finance department before 6 November. Reuters