Eid: People still in celebratory mood in Kashmir, newspaper offices remain closed

Srinagar:People are still in festive mood on Thursday, the second day of Eid-ul-Fitr in the Kashmir valley, with children visiting parks and gardens, though movement of public was not much.
Rains, however, played a spoilsport.
Meanwhile, the offices of all newspapers and media organisations remained closed for the second day on Thursday in view of the festival.
Though very few vehicles were seen plying on the roads and there was rain, people continued to visit their relatives and friends to exchange Eid greetings on the second day of Eid today.
However, the three-wheelers had field day, charging extra from the passengers in the absence of adequate public transport.
Majority parks and gardens, including Mughal garden on the banks of Dal Lake remained flooded with children in colourful dresses. Vendors have put up stalls, selling toys, eatables and other articles for visitors near these parks and gardens. Roadside parks also witnessed heavy rush of children who could be seen enjoying rides and other games. Shops and business establishments which remained open on Sundays, are still closed.
However, some vendors put up stalls at Sunday market in the city though customers were missing. Not a single local English and Urdu newspapers hit the stands due to holiday yesterday.
The next edition of the newspapers will hit the stands on June 8 as media office will resume work tomorrow. However, media offices of national and international organizations, including news agencies, were functioning normally even on Eid-ul-Fitr day.
The Doordarshan also could not telecast newspaper headlines in its morning programme “Good Morning J&K” due to non-publication of newspapers today.