Srinagar, Aug 19: There seems to be no let up to the unrest in Jammu and Kashmir as curfew stretched into the 42nd day. To make matters worse the Hurriyat Conference has extended its strike call until August 25 in a new calendar. The killing of an ambulance driver at Srinagar has only increased tensions in the Valley.
The Hurriyat in its latest calendar calls for protests and strikes. Apart from this a call has been made to the MLAs, MPs and MLCs of all "pro Indian," political parties to resign.
Those well versed with Kashmir say that unless and until the Hurriyat stops issuing such calendars, the violence will not subside.
The people of the state have been complaining of complete inaction. Essential services have been hit. The separatists are not backing down and no attempt has been made to bring the situation under control, people complain.
People had also complained that the petrol bunks are running dry and blamed authorities for the same. The allegation against the authorities is that they directed oil companies to stop distribution of fuel to dealers.
However, government officials tell OneIndia that the allegations are baseless and supply had been temporarily suspended due to Raksha Bandhan.