Srinagar: Business and other activities remained affected for the second-day Saturday due to strike, called by separatist in the Kashmir Valley, where unrest continued since July 9.
Shops and business establishments remained closed in the summer capital, Srinagar, and outskirts, where majority roads remained under snow as authorities had cleared snow on only few main roads. Hardly any passenger vehicle was seen plying on the roads due to strike coupled with slippery road conditions. However, some private vehicles were seen struggling to driver due to snow and slippery conditions, particularly in the uptown town and down town.
Work in government offices and banks was affected as some employees could not make it to their offices due to non availability of transport.
Both the factions of the Hurriyat Conference and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), spearheading the agitation since July 9, have now reduced the duration of strike to only Friday and Saturday in a week for the past about one month. Earlier, there was relaxation in strike for only weekends in a week.