Situation normal, internet service remain suspended in Kashmir

Situation is normal in the Kashmir valley, where shops and other business establishments are open and traffic is plying normally on all routes on Wednesday.

However, pre-paid mobile and internet service of all  Cellular companies, including Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) remained suspended since August 5, when centre scrapped Article 370 and 35 A, besides divided the state into two Union Territories (UTs).

There was also no relief for three former Chief Ministers Dr Farooq Abdullah, his son Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti besides dozens of other leaders who remained under detention since August 5, though several other leaders of different political parties were released. Authorities yesterday prevented congregational “fateha khwani” at the graveyard of former CM late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on his fourth death anniversary. However, two daughters of Mufti Sayeed besides PDP MP (RS) Nazir Ahmad Laway and other district level leaders offered fateha and floral tributes to former CM at Anantnag.

Police said there is no restriction in any part of the valley. However, Central Paramilitary Force (CPMF) remained deployed in Kashmir valley, including summer capital, Srinagar to maintain law and order.

Shops and business establishments at all business hubs were functioning and transport was plying normally in the valley, including summer capital, Srinagar.

 The internet service remained suspended in the valley, badly hitting media persons, other professionals besides students and traders since August 5.

 Kashmir observed spontaneous strike against scrapping of special status of the state for more than three months. However, later life returned to normal and for the past more than a month business and other activities are going on smoothly.