Frequent strikes and curfews hit marriage season in J-K

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Srinagar, July 12 (ANI): The ongoing turmoil in the Kashmir valley has badly hit the marriage season, as the locals perform marriages without much pomp and show due to the frequent violence.

Stone pelting incidents and the deserted roads have become a common sight here, which has affected the lives of commoners.

The marriage season began in the valley with full spirits by mid-June, but with the ongoing strikes and curfews the marriage season has lost its charm.

The people are not being able to invite their friends and relatives.

"Today we have a marriage in our family, we think this is not the marriage the way we do it because our guests are not happy and also our relatives have not come. My relatives are not happy because we are facing problems due to the ongoing strike for the past 15 days," said Muhamad Yousuf Shah, Father of a Bride.

The decorators and camping agencies are also suffering huge losses with all advance bookings being cancelled, as the locals are performing the marriage ceremonies without pomp and show.

The ongoing strikes have also hit the mutton sellers, as they are experiencing huge losses.

"Thirty thousand people are unemployed because of the ongoing curfew and daily strike because of which the whole work has come to a stand still," said Manzoor Ahmad, President of Mutton Dealers Association.

The army was deployed in Srinagar on Tuesday night following violent protests, which left three persons dead and over 70 injured. (ANI)

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