Kashmir: Vendors, transporters come out on streets defying separatist diktat

"More than 100 street vendors have set up their stalls at the weekly flea market, also known as Sunday market, near the Sher-e-Kashmir Park," a police official said.

By: PTI | Srinagar | Updated: October 2, 2016 1:36 pm
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The situation in Kashmir showed signs of normalcy as more street vendors and transporters defied the separatist diktat for a shutdown and the Sunday market near the Sher-e-Kashmir Park opened today after a gap of more than three months.

“More than 100 street vendors have set up their stalls at the weekly flea market, also known as Sunday market, near the Sher-e-Kashmir Park,” a police official said.

“The weekly flea market has opened today after a gap of nearly three months,” the official said.

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He said many hand cart vendors were also selling goods like fruits, fresh juice, tea and snacks at many places along the TRC Chowk-Batamaloo axis in the city.

“There has been a significant increase in the movement of private and public transport, except buses, in uptown city including commercial hub of Lal Chowk,” the official said.

He said security forces have been deployed across the market places to instill a sense of security among the people so that they can carry out their day-to-day activities without fear.

“We have also deployed policemen in civil clothes at come places to keep an eye on miscreants who might want to disturb the peace in the city,” the official added.

However, life in downtown city and other parts of the Valley including district headquarters and towns remained badly affected due to the shutdown call of the separatists, who have been spearheading the ongoing unrest in the Valley.

As many as 83 persons including two cops have been killed and thousands others injured in clashes between protestors and security forces since the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in an encounter with security forces on July 8.

Thousands of youth, including some top separatist leaders, have been arrested by police in an attempt to break the impasse.

Over 300 persons have been booked under Public Safety Act.

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  1. R
    Raja
    Oct 3, 2016 at 9:55 am
    Atlast sanity prevails. Good.
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      K Roy
      Oct 4, 2016 at 5:09 am
      Enough is enough. India's patients shall be considered our weakness. At least Indian as well as international community understood our great neighbour Pak and their Na-Pak activities in last 70 yrs. India shall not waste another 70yrs on fruitless talking and sacrificing precocious life of our soldiers, citizen and property. Now, India shall act and talk the language that will understand by Pak, as well as international community. Action relate to SAARC taken. Action initiated to declare them as Terrorist Nation. Action to stop Sports, cultural , education and tourism activity initiated. Action initiated to withdraw MEF status given to Pak. Action to stop all types of trading shall be initiated. Such initiatives shall continue till our great neighbor change their track visibly with proof. Combing operation shall continue in Kashmir and its border are vigorously to capture / eliminate all pro-pak separatist and terrorist. All funding to such people shall be traced and stopped promptly.
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        NS
        Oct 2, 2016 at 5:01 pm
        Good going PM and CM mahbooba mufti.. tire out these S.C.U.M separatists
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          Prerna Deshmukh
          Oct 2, 2016 at 9:27 am
          Slowly rises the Courageous by Bullies long oppressed.
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            Sheik Mohamed
            Oct 2, 2016 at 11:25 am
            Let us hope that the alienated Kashmiris from national mainstream shall also slowly return to national mainstream and normalcy shall be return to the valley very soon.
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              S L
              Oct 2, 2016 at 4:17 pm
              The CM is showing more courage to dealing with the present situation than the previous one's. She requires to be given full support by the national media by way of not magnifying small incidents into great catastrophes. While sitting in their homes, the people are also weighing the options of profit and loss coolly. May be a change in thinking takes place and situation improves.
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                subraman
                Oct 2, 2016 at 1:02 pm
                Just keep the momentum. They will come to their senses. The terrorists will become isolated. At the slightest hint of protest, impose curfew.
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                  Sukumaran Parakkanti
                  Oct 2, 2016 at 8:21 am
                  Let us hope that normalcy returns soon!
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