Life Returns to Normal in Kashmir after Three Days

KL Report


Life in Kashmir returned to normal on Thursday after three days of shutdown, restrictions and violent protests.

Shops and business establishments reopened after remaining closed for three days. Traffic is plying on all routes, leading to frequent traffic jams on busy routes, including airport road.

Reports of normalcy have reached from other parts of the valley.

On February 9, Kashmir observed shutdown on second death anniversary of parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru, who was hanged and buried in Tihar jail in 2013.

However, on February 10 general strike was observed against the death of a teenager in security force firing at Palhalan Pattan on February 9 evening.

On February 11, life remained crippled due to Strike called by  all the separatist leaders and parties to observe 31st anniversary of Mohammad Maqbool Bhat. Bhat was also hanged in Tihar jail and buried in the premises.

Authorities had imposed strict restrictions in old city to “maintain law and order” however violent clashes took place in Palhalan and Bandipora.

More than two dozen persons including police and CRPF men were reported injured during the last three days.


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