Separatists call off shutdown in Kashmir

Separatists in Kashmir
Separatists call off shutdown in Kashmir

Srinagar: Normalcy returned back in the Kashmir Valley today with the separatists calling off the two-day shutdown subsequent to the three days of protests.

The educational institutions, public transport, shops and other businesses began functioning normally after three days of shutdown due to the killing of civilians in the Sunday by-election. Srinagar city buzzed with life as the movement of traffic and pedestrians began on Wednesday.

Parents hurried their children to schools and they were seen waiting for buses. Shopkeepers started lifting the shutters of their establishments as tension across the valley came down after the Election Commission postponed the Anantnag parliamentary bypoll to May 25.

The bypoll was otherwise scheduled for Wednesday. Authorities removed additional deployment of police and paramilitary forces at traffic crossings and busy streets in Srinagar and other places.