Shutdown observed in various city areas
Srinagar: Several areas in Kashmir valley observed a shutdown on the eve of Kashmir Day on Wednesday to commemorate, 5th February, when resolutions were passed by United Nations Organization, declaring Jammu and Kashmir as a ‘disputed state’ and asking for referendum on the both sides of divide, granting people the right of self determination and a choice to merge with either India and Pakistan. Meanwhile, Pakistan celebrated the day as Kashmir solidarity day.
While the effect of the strike was partial in rural areas, Srinagar observed a complete shutdown, reports said.
They said that all shops and business establishments in Lal Chowk and adjoining areas of Maisuma, Gawkadal, Residency Road and Hari Singh High Street remained closed and markets in the area presented a deserted look.
Even the Makka Market outside Biscoe School, that usually looks other way to observe shut down, remained completely closed.
While the traffic in civil lines area remained thin only private vehicles in small numbers were seen plying in the area. Public transport mainly remained off the roads for the day.
In downtown Srinagar also, all shops in various markets had their shutters down, while the business establishments remained locked. Even in the interiors all the shops were shut, while people preferred to stay indoors. Public transport in downtown Kashmir also remained completely suspended and only private vehicles were seen in thin numbers on the old city roads. (CNS)