Srinagar, Aug 29: Life remained paralysed in Srinagar and other major towns in the Kashmir valley for the eighth day today due to strike and curfew restrictions.
Shops and business establishments in the curfew free areas across the valley remained shut and traffic was off the road. Government offices, educational institutions and banks also remained closed in these areas.
People continued to face an acute shortage of essential commodities due to an indefinite curfew for the past five days.
People from the down town alleged that the security forces were not allowing anyone, even women and children, to move out of their houses, and they did not have rice, milk or vegetables. .
''For the past three days, we have nothing to eat or feed our children,'' a downtown resident said.
People from almost all parts of the valley complained about the shortage of essential items, particularly milk for children. However, some vehicles of milk federations were seen distributing milk in the uptown and civil lines.