The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Friday asked people not to be afraid of militant threats, and resume their businesses.The administration took the decision 68 days after the Centre revoked state’s special status and split the region into two union territories.
A full-page government advertisement published in local dailies. Shops, businesses and markets were shut on Friday and there was heavy deployment of security forces in Srinagar and other towns in Kashmir. While public transport was off the roads, private vehicles were plying in many areas, reports Hindustan Times.
The Kashmir Valley has been witnessing continuous shutdown and a communication blockade since August 5-6 when the Centre revoked Article 370 and bifurcated it Jammu and Kashmir into two UTs — J&K and Ladakh.