January 19, is remembered as the 'Exodus Day' by the Kashmiri Pandits as it marks the exodus of the members of the community from the Valley in the wake of an outbreak of terrorism.
Ties between India and Pakistan came under severe strain after New Delhi revoked Jammu and Kashmir's special status.
The CDS also said the security personnel aim for the legs of stone-pelters who get hit on the face as they bend to pick up stones, and the forces cannot be blamed for it.
The internet service in most parts of the Jammu region, where it was suspended, was restored by August end due to overall normal law and order situation.
The bikers left Srinagar on Friday but had to spend the chilly night under a tent on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway.
Internet services, landline and mobile phones were snapped across Jammu and Kashmir on August 4, a day before the Centre's announcement to scrap the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.
President of J&K Hoteliers Club Gulmarg chapter, Mushtaq Chaya said his hotel witnessed 60-70% occupancy.
About 20 such companies were withdrawn from the Kashmir valley early this month.
Sahi, however, said no time frame has been set for removal of additional troops rushed to the Valley before August 5.
State BJP president Ravindra Raina said the decision to release top leaders has to be taken by the government after considering inputs from security and intelligence agencies.
This has been one of the toughest winters for the Kashmir Valley as it received the heaviest snowfall in the last six decades.
The mosque in Nowhatta area in downtown Srinagar, the old city area, has been closed for prayers for nearly four months, officials said.
Jamaat-e-Islami Senator Sirajul Haq said 'The Pakistan government has betrayed the country as far as Kashmir issue is concerned.'
Union minister of state for home G Kishan Reddy said that 609 persons are presently under detention, out of which approximately 218 are stone pelters.
Ram Madhav said the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir has undergone major transformation since the abrogation of Article 370.