Vohra reviews Kashmir situation
The situation in bandh-hit Valley remains peaceful even as Governor NN Vohra reviewes the developments in the state and the movement of essential commodities.india Updated: Aug 17, 2008 14:36 IST
The situation in bandh-hit Kashmir Valley on Sunday remained peaceful even as Governor NN Vohra reviewed the developments in the state and the movement of essential commodities by road.
"There is no report of any untoward incident from any part of the Valley" this morning, official sources said.
Shops and business markets remained closed and public and private transport largely remained off the roads in Srinagar and other major towns in the Valley, the sources said.
Petty shops in the certain areas here and elsewhere in the Valley reopened in the morning to enable people to buy essentials but shopkeepers had to pull down their shutters as groups of youth asked them to observe the strike, the sources said.
The coordination committee of Hurriyat Conference and other separatist groups and traders' bodies are scheduled to meet during the day to decide whether to continue with the strike called to protest the killing of 22 persons in the Valley and 'high-handedness' of security forces in dealing with Amarnath land row stir.
Meanwhile, Vohra chaired a high-level meeting and reviewed the law and order situation in the state, particularly in Kashmir.
An official spokesman said the meeting discussed the movement of essential commodities and fruits on the Lakhanpur-Jammu-Srinagar National Highway. Special emphasis was laid on the inflow of petroleum products, LPG cylinders, livestock, medicines and other house-hold consumables, he said.
He said various issues relating to the transportation of the fruits from the Valley to various markets in the plains were also discussed.