Barring parts of South Kashmir life returns to normal in Valley

MAJID NABI. Dated: 5/10/2018 4:31:53 PM

SRINAGAR, May 9: Normal life resumed in Kashmir including summer capital Srinagar after three days strike while spontaneous shutdown was observed in south Kashmir parts against civilian killings on fourth running day today.
Although Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) had asked people to resume normal life after three days, partial shutdown was observed in Kulgam, Shopian and Pulwama districts of south Kashmir with shops, commercial establishments and educational institutions closed.
Pertinently Kashmir valley observed three days shutdown on the call of JRL to mourn the killing of six civilians and five militants at south Kashmir’s Shopian district on May 6.
In Srinagar all the shops and other business establishments reopened and transport services resumed. Barring schools upto class 10th, all colleges and higher secondary schools remained closed in the city following government orders.
Authorities besides restoring high speed internet this afternoon also restored rail services from Baramulla to Banihal while all the exams at Kashmir University were conducted as per schedule.
All the major marketplaces including city centre Lal Chowk opened after three days lull with shopkeepers busy attending customers throughout the day. Traffic jams were also witnessed at different city areas.
Colleges and higher secondary schools remained closed as per government directions.
A spontaneous shutdown was observed in Kulgam, Shopian, Pulwama and Anantnag districts as a mark of protest against killing of six civilians and five militants.
Normalcy also returned to north Kashmir districts including Kupwara, Handwara and Bandipora after three days shutdown.

 

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