Restrictions imposed on Friday lifted from all parts of Srinagar

Restrictions imposed in view of Friday prayers were lifted from all parts of the city on Saturday

Restrictions imposed in view of Friday prayers were lifted from all parts of the city on Saturday (November 02). However normal life remained affected for the 90th day in Kashmir following the abrogation of Article 370.

A police official asserted that there were no restrictions on movement of people in any part of the valley today.

While Friday prayers were not allowed in the historic Jamia Masjid in Nowhatta area for the 13th consecutive week, Khoj-e-Digar , the special evening prayer held at Naqashband Sahib shrine was not allowed on Friday.

It was for the first time that Khoj-e-Digar, which is a centuries-old tradition specific to Kashmiri Muslims, was not offered.

The official, however, said the deployment of security forces continues in vulnerable areas of the city and elsewhere in the valley for maintaining law and order.

Although there was an increase in movement of private vehicles and cabs on the city roads, normal life remained disrupted in the valley for the 90th day following abrogation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and its bifurcation into union territories.

Officials said that the efforts of the state government to open schools over the past three months have not borne any fruit as parents have kept children at home due to apprehensions about their safety. Internet services continue to remain suspended

(With inputs from agencies)