Essential now available in markets; examination, marriage postponed

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Srinagar, Jun 30 (UNI) All the examinations, interviews, marriage ceremonies and other functions in the Kashmir valley were postponed or cancelled as there was very little hope of an early end to spontaneous strike, which entered its seventh day today.

However, a number of organisations have extended the last date for receiving applications, keeping in view the prevailing situation in the valley. The University of Kashmir in a press release here said all university examinations scheduled to be held today till July 2 has been postponed.

It said fresh dates for the conduct of examinations would be communicated later.

The University has also notified that last date of submission of forms by the first year students for failure, backlog and additional subject candidate has now been extended till July 7.

The Service Selection Board and other recruitment agencies have postponed all scheduled interviews. Interviews of candidates under fast track have also been postponed.

The Jammu and Kashmir government had announced to appoint about one lakh unemployed youths in the state.

Hundreds of advertisements have also appeared in the local newspaper informing the relatives and friends about the cancellation of marriage ceremonies because of the prevailing situation.

Majority of people, however, opted for simple marriage ceremonies.

At an average of three to four quintals of meat besides hundreds of chicken and other vegetables were being prepared during one wedding ceremony in Kashmir.

For the second day today, a group of people vegetables among the people in the city free of cost.

However, vegetable, milk and bread and other essential commodities were available in almost all areas on stall put up on footpaths in the city.

UNI BAS AE HT1622

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