Life returned to normal in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday. After six consecutive days the people living in Zadibal, Nowhatta and Urdu Bazar areas started their normal day business.
“The situation has improved so no restrictions are imposed anywhere in the city,” a police official said, adding that situation is being closely monitored.
Group clashes amidst rumors had led to curfew last week. While the restrictions were lifted from most areas on Saturday, it was re imposed in parts after fresh clashes.
On Wednesday, private and public transport moved as usual. Shops and other business establishments also opened up.
Government offices, banks, post offices and educational institutions were, however, closed due to a public holiday in the state to commemorate the birth anniversary of the late Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah, the founder of the National Conference.
“As curfew was lifted from parts of the old city the tension eased,” said a local alleging administration of exaggerating the issue.