Life returns to normal in Kashmir valley after a day-long shutdown following a separatist call against the challenge in the Supreme Court on the validity of Article 35-A, which bars people from outside Jammu and Kashmir from acquiring any immovable property in the state.
JRL had earlier called for the shutdown on February 13, and 14, however, the call given on today was later withdrawn after “the lawyers conveyed to JRL that in the cause list issued by the Supreme Court at 7 pm today, it is not listed for hearing tomorrow”.
All the shops and other business establishments reopened today morning and traffic is seen on the roads. Earlier, during the shutdown on February 13, the situation across the valley remained peaceful with no untoward incident reported from anywhere.
Meanwhile, a shutdown is being observed in Kulgam district of south Kashmir following the killing of two militants in Budgam, who belonged to Kulgam district. An eyewitness said that a complete shutdown is being observed in the district and traffic is off the roads.