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G20 buzz raises hopes for industry in Kashmir; security tightened

Srinagar gets a facelift and a thick security cover for the three-day meeting

An artist works on a wall mural in Srinagar as city gets ready to welcome G20 delegates. Photo: Firdous Hassan
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An artist works on a wall mural in Srinagar as city gets ready to welcome G20 delegates. Photo: Firdous Hassan

Firdous Hassan Srinagar
Muneem Ahmad has been tirelessly sprucing up his shop next to Srinagar’s Residency Road. The 33-year-old dry fruit seller’s urgency mirrors the redesign of the busy road in preparation for the G20 meeting in Kashmir’s capital from May 22 to 24.
Ahmad and other shopkeepers in the area are enhancing the look of the market — from adding glittering lamps to displaying local handicrafts — as desired by the administration.
 
“The entire city is being reva­mped. It is good for shopkeepers and we have made all arrangements to welcome the G20 delegates. We hope they visit the area,” says Ahmad. Both

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First Published: May 21 2023 | 8:44 PM IST

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