Normal life suspended for 71st day in Kashmir

Srinagar: Normal life remained suspended for 71th day in Kashmir with shops and business establishments closed and public transport off the roads.
Even as private vehicles plied in good numbers, businesses have been unable to resume normal work in Kashmir since August 5, when GoI abrogated Art
370 and bifurcated state into two union territories. Some shops and businesses open for a few hours in the morning but remain shut during the day.
Government forces were deployed on the streets in Srinagar and elsewhere, even as officials said there were no restrictions on movement.
Barricades put by government forces created traffic clogs at several spots.
Authorities on Monday also restored post-paid mobile services in the Valley, even though most of the subscribers found outgoing calls barred
because of unpaid bills accumulated during the lockdown. Lak of internet services made bill clearance a Herculean task.
Students continued to stay away from schools across the valley, even as staff reported to duties.
Private schools in the valley have adopted a home based exam system, distributing question papers among students to be solved at home.

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