Jamia Masjid Remains Locked for 12th Consecutive Friday

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SRINAGAR – Weekly congregational prayers were not allowed in major mosques for 12th consecutive Friday with Srinagar’s iconic grand mosque remaining locked. Prayers were not allowed in Dargah Hazratbal as well. However prayers went off peacefully in smaller mosques across Kashmir including Srinagar.

Situation continued to reel under uncertainty, while normal life remained disruptedfor 82nd day due to the spontaneous shutdown.

Class work in the schools across Kashmir valley continued to remain suspended while the colleges ordered to open by the administration wore a deserted look.

Movement of small and medium range transport vehicles also witnessed a considerable decrease on Friday.

The number of street vendors also witnessed decline on Friday. These vendors who had appeared in Sunday market near Polo Ground and on Residency Road six weeks back and had witnessed gradual increase over last few day.

Outside old Bus stand Batamaloo some cart vendors were seenselling vegetable, fruits and various other items.

While postpaid mobile service continued to function without SMS service prepaid mobile and internet services continued to remain under suspension.

Train service connecting Baramulla with Banihal, also completed 82 days of suspension on Friday, keeping inter-district railway movement under halt for all but three months now.

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