SRINAGAR – Barring shops, life across Kashmir has returned to normal and that in some areas even shops remain open in morning and evening hours, Jammu and Kashmir police said on Saturday. It also said that those issuing threats to shopkeepers will be dealt with strictly. Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Law and Order, Security, Munir Khan also said there was no threat issued by militants in any part of Srinagar and the rumour was baseless.
He said that except shops, all other sectors are functioning normally. “Even shops remain open in some parts of Srinagar and elsewhere in morning and evening hours,” Khan said. “We hope that very soon, shops too will be re-open across Kashmir.”
He said that life is returning to normal gradually across Kashmir. On the reports of threats issued by unknown gunmen to shopkeepers in Srinagar, the ADGP Khan said that no such report was received from any part of city. “This is a baseless report and purely a rumour. There is no authenticity,” he said. The ADGP, however, said that many miscreants, who were spreading rumours by pasting posters in Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir have been detained and are being dealt with sternly.
“Miscreants are spreading false rumours to create an atmosphere of fear and they have been taken care of,” he said.
Kashmir has been under a tight grip of uncertainty post abrogation of Article 370 as the normal life has got badly affected with all the sectors shut while as internet has been completely suspended.