Kashmir

Barring Kupwara parts, life returns to normal in Kashmir

Srinagar: Life in Kashmir Valley, except in few parts of Kupwara district, on Saturday, limped back to normalcy.

While shutdown and restrictions amid closure of all schools and colleges in Kupwara district followed the killing of a 20-year-old youth namely Khalid Gafar in army firing on Wednesday evening, the rest of the Valley remained paralyzed on Friday due to shut down and restrictions in wake of call for Naqshband Sahib Chalo by JRL to commemorate the martyrs of July 13 1931.

Reports reaching GNS said that all shops, offices, business establishments and petrol pumps in Srinagar and other major towns and districts of the Valley reopened Saturday morning. The transport that was off the roads also plied normally, they said.

Similarly, reports said that after two days of closure amid restrictions, all shops, offices and business establishments in Kupwara district of north Kashmir, barring few parts including Trehgam and Kralpora, reopened Saturday morning. The transport also plied normally in the frontier district.

Fearing protests following the killing of the youth in army firing, the district administration had imposed curbs and snapped internet services since Wednesday night across Kupwara. The services were later restored Friday evening.

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