In Pictures: Kashmir In the Wraps of Snow

With incessant snowfall, very few people could be seen out in the markets and a thin movement of traffic was witnessed on the roads on Wednesday. Photo: Aman Farooq/ GK
The Meteorological Department said the weather is likely to improve from today. Photo: Aman Farooq/ GK
Even as the administration pressed its staff and machinery into service to provide relief to the people, the snow clearance operations were hampered due to continuous snowfall for over 72 hours. Photo: Aman Farooq/ GK
As the heavy snowfall as much as eight feet in south Kashmir areas posed a challenge to those who needed to travel for emergency purposes, there were instances when patients and pregnant women had to be carried on makeshift stretchers to hospitals. Photo: Aman Farooq/ GK
Heavy snowfall for the past four days has thrown life out of gear across the Kashmir region, causing trouble to the people of Valley. Photo: Mubashir Khan/ GK
On the other hand, it was a heavenly experience for the tourists who took every opportunity to enjoy the snowfall. Photo: Aman Farooq/ GK
People in their thirties felt nostalgic as many of them say, they have witnessed this kind of heavy snowfall for the first time in their lives since their childhood days. Photo: Aman Farooq/ GK
People most areas complained that the administration had failed to clear the snow from main roads and bylanes, adding to their miseries. Mubashir Khan/GK