Shutdown keeps normal life paralyzed in J&K

Normal life remained paralysed in India’s northern Jammu and Kashmir

Kashmir is in the middle of one of its worst unrest since July 08, following killing of Burhan Wani by security forces.

Though curfew was lifted over a week ago, restrictions on assembly of people under Section-144 of the Criminal Procedure Code continue across the Valley.

The separatists, who accuse the Indian security forces of using excessive force, have repeatedly extended their shutdown call, keeping life in the Valley paralysed for 88 consecutive days now.

Roads and markets remained deserted and paramilitary personnel patrolled the streets of the state’s summer capital, Srinagar.

Kashmir, divided between India and Pakistan since 1947, is at the heart the neighbours’ seven decades of mutual distrust. Two of their three wars since independence from Britain have been fought over the region.

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