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IN PHOTOS: Shutdown paralyses life in Srinagar

Last updated on: June 29, 2012 22:34 IST

IN PHOTOS: Shutdown paralyses life in Srinagar

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Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar

Authorities imposed restrictions in major parts of the summer capital Srinagar Friday to foil a march to the gutted shrine of Peer Dastager Sahib at Khanyar.

The call for the march had been given by Kashmir's grand mufti, Bashir-ud-Din. He had asked people to march towards the gutted shrine after the Friday prayers.

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Image: Strict restrictions and tight police vigil was put in place to foil a march to the gutted shrine in Srinagar on Friday
Photographs: Umar Ganie

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Early this morning authorities moved heavy police and paramilitary reinforcements in the entire capital city to enforce strict restrictions to ensure a peaceful Friday.

Because of the restrictions, the movement of vehicular traffic in the uptown areas was skeletal.


Image: Because of the restrictions, the movement of vehicular traffic in the uptown areas of Srinagar was skeletal
Photographs: Umar Ganie
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Almost all the state government offices, banks and educational institutions in the capital city and other towns were closed. Because of the strike shops and businesses remained shut today.

Reports from other towns said the strike was complete.


Image: A school child shows identification papers to a security personnel as shutdown crippled life in Srinagar on Friday
Photographs: Umar Ganie
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Various religious leaders and Kashmir chamber of commerce have asked people and traders to resume their normal day to day activities from Saturday.

Meanwhile, the Jammu and Kashmir government said on Friday said that there was a comprehensive and time bound action plan to "recreate the shrine as per its original design and form" as soon as possible.

 


Image: People protest outside a mosque in Srinagar as shutdown crippled life on Friday
Photographs: Umar Ganie

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"A time bound and comprehensive action plan to recreate the shrine on war footing is being prepared. The shrine complex will be an architectural marvel. Government equally shares the grief and mourning of the people due to the tragedy," state finance minister Abdul Rahim Rather told the media in Srinagar.

He said that the digital videography of the entire shrine complex and its interiors is available and will be used in recreating the shrine as per it's original design and form.

Rather said the second part of the action plan regarding protection and preservation of other shrines of the state will be prepared on war footing.



Image: Jammu and Kashmir ministers speak to the media while putting forth the government's action plan to recreate the revered shrine in Srinagar
Photographs: Umar Ganie

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