Kashmir unrest: Amid separatists shutdown call, life limps back to normalcy

Srinagar: After over four months of complete prevailing shutdown, strikes, protests and intense clashes of stone pelting, life is slowly and gradually limping back to normalcy. However, the protest program of the Joint Resistance Leadership continues, but is not being followed the way it was during the hay days of the unrest.

There was increasing rush of vehicles in city center Lal Chowk and other adjoining areas. The Class 10 annual board examinations that started today also marked the first major educational activity in the Valley where schools continue to remain shut post the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani who was killed in an encounter with security forces in south Kashmir.

Apart from private transport, public transport, mini buses were also seen plying on the roads giving the semblance of normalcy in the summer capital.

Similar reports of increased movement of people and transport were received from other district headquarters of the Valley.

While the shops in Lal-Chowk continue to remain closed, but vendors at several places had set up their stalls. Banks were also open across the Valley and witnessed rush of customers.

As many as 93 people, including two police men, have been killed and several thousand others injured in the ongoing unrest in the Valley. (PTK)

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