Life in valley returns to normal after three days of curfew

Srinagar: Life in Kashmir Valley returned to normal on Sunday after three days of curfew and strike following the killing of a youth in alleged security forces' firing in Nawa kadal area of the city.

Shops and business establishments opened in the city here and other parts of the Valley, while transport services also resumed plying on all routes. The weekly flea market in the heart of the city here was abuzz with the activity.

Authorities had imposed curfew in the interior areas of the city following the killing of the youth Bashir Ahmad Bhat on Wednesday when security forces allegedly opened fire to chase away stone-pelting protesters.

The protests erupted in Nawa Kadal area in interior of the city when security forces were being withdrawn after poll duty.

While separatist groups had called for a strike for only one day on Thursday, people all over the Valley observed a spontaneous shutdown for two days on Friday and Saturday.

PTI
First Published: Sunday, May 04, 2014, 15:14
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