Businesses Resume After 2 Days

Srinagar: Life returned to normal after remaining affected due to strike called by resistance leadership for the past two days in the Kashmir valley, where people are facing chilly conditions coupled with six to 12 hour power cuts daily.

Shops and business establishments reopened this morning despite rain and chill in the summer capital, Srinagar, after remaining closed for two days.

Transport was plying normally though traffic jam could be seen on several busy routes in the city and work in government offices was normal. However, due to melting of snow and rain since this morning majority roads were submerged due to faulty drainage system, affecting pedestrian and vehicular movement.

Braving chill and rain security forces and state police personnel remained deployed on streets to foil any attempt to disturb peace in the city.

Both the factions of the Hurriyat Conference and Jammu and and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) , spearheading the agitation for right to self determination, had called for general strike on January 26. Besides the resistance leadership had given weekly Friday strike call.

Reports of normalcy with business and other activities also resumed in this and other major towns and tehsil headquarters in south Kashmir, a report from Islamabad said adding traffic on all routes was also functioning normally.

Life also returned to normal  in this and other north Kashmir towns and tehsil headquarters though security forces remained deployed to prevent any law and order proble, a report from Baramulla said. Traffic was also plying on all routes normally.

Similar reports were also received from central Kashmir districts of Badgam and Ganderbal.

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