Normal life returns to Kashmir valley after 132 days

Photo of foreign tourist enjoying in Kashmir valley.

Srinagar: Normal life seems to comeback after 132 days in Kashmir valley which suffered from curfew, protests and stone pelting due to the killing of Hizbul-Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani on July 8th.

On Saturday morning large number of vehicles rolls back on roads, and markets, schools, offices and businesses open for the first time after months of separatist-sponsored shutdown and violent protests.

Crowd in Srinagar markets stepped in large numbers even as demonetisation inconvenienced people in the Kashmir Valley where the November 8th surprise announcement had little or no effect because businesses and other activities were closed since mid-July.

Public transport like buses and other public vehicles started plying early in the morning as people came out to attend their offices, open their shops and visit banks to withdraw cash from ATMs.

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Separatist leaders relaxed the shutdown for two days and asked people to resume normal activities over the weekend.

On Saturday to facilitate free movement of people and traffic as authorities also did not impose restrictions anywhere.

Many places throughout the Kashmir valley along with Srinagar and other district headquarters in the valley witnessed traffic jams as people came out in large numbers to feel normalcy.

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Roadside vendors along with fruit sellers and footpath barbecue sellers have been better placed than other shopkeepers during the days of shutdown.

On other hand attendance in government offices, banks and post offices was almost full for the first time since the unrest, which left nearly 100 persons dead.

Students appearing for the ongoing 10th and 12th class annual exams used public transport for the first time to reach the examination centres.

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