Life remains crippled in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Aug 16 (UNI) Normal life remained paralysed for the 13th day today in the Kashmir valley though there was no strike call for today from any organisation.

However, both the factions of the Hurriyat Conferene (HC) had appealed to people to reach Pampore, about 12 km from here to offer fateha to senior separatist leader Sheikh Abdul Aziz who was killed in police firing at Boniyar during Muzaffarabad march on August 11.

Shops and business establishments remained closed and traffic was off the roads. People were seen purchasing essentials from roadside vendors in many areas.

However, vehicles carrying people to Pampore from different parts of the valley were plying with black and green flags.

Work in government offices and educational institutions remained paralysed due to spontaneous strike. However, schools are closed due to Rakshabandan holiday.

The Kashmir university has postponed all its examinations till August 23.

A report from Baramulla said life remained crippled in the town and its adjoining areas besides other major towns of north Kashmir with all shops and business establishments closed.

However, private vehicles were plying on some selected routes.

Similar reports were also received from other towns and tehsil headquarters in the valley.

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