Its business as usual for 2 days in Kashmir


Srinagar: Capital Srinagar along with rest of Kashmir was buzzing with activity Saturday with markets opening after 133 days of government curbs and Hurriyat shutdowns as the leadership spearheading the anti-India agitation announced relaxation of two days in their weekly calendar beginning today.


Kashmir Valley is the scene of an unprecedented unrest since July 8  following the encounter death of militant commander Burhan Wani.

Shops, offices, business establishments and fuel stations opened this morning for a full day for the first time since the unrest began. 

Markets would  open for businesses for few hours on some days of the week whenever relaxation in the strike was announced by the Hurriyat led grouping.

There was massive traffic on the roads in the capital city- as public transport resumed fully and people came out to carry out their day to day activities today. The authorities had increased the presence of traffic personnel on the roads to manage the traffic.

Similar reports of people resuming their normal life were received from most of the other district headquarters of the Valley.

With the start of Board exams for classes 10 and 12 this week, life in the Valley had been gradually returning to normalcy.

The authorities last night restored mobile internet services on postpaid numbers due to 'improvement' in situation.

However, such facility on prepaid numbers continued to remain banned and there is no word yet on its restoration.

Observer News Service

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