Kashmir remains shut for 66th day despite Eid celebrations

Srinagar: Kashmir remained shut for the 66th day with authorities deploying security personnel in Srinagar and other places in the Valley to maintain law and order on Monday.

“Restrictions have been imposed in Anantnag, Kulgam, Shopian and Pulwama districts,” a senior police official said. The Valley will remain shut despite Eid celebrations on Tuesday, the official added.

Two of the most sought after food items on Eid — mutton and bakery — remained unavailable to the people of the Valley.

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Educational institutions, main markets, public transport and other businesses remained suspended.

A total of 80 people have died and around 11,500 others injured in the ongoing unrest that started here on July 9. IANS