Life returns to normal after day-long strike

Life returns to normal after day-long strike

Srinagar, Nov 20: Life returned to normal on Monday in Kashmir after a day-long strike called by separatists against frequent Cordon and Search Operations (CASOs) and killing of militants in the valley.
Meanwhile, curfew-like restrictions imposed for the past two days as a precautionary measure were lifted from downtown and Shehar-e-Khas (SeK) besides parts of the civil lines in Srinagar on Monday.
Shops and business establishments were reopened and traffic was plying on all routes normally in the summer capital, Srinagar, where some busy routes witnessed traffic jam in civil lines and uptown. Work in the government offices and banks was also normal.
Train service also resumed on Monday after remaining suspended for two days for security reasons in Kashmir valley.
Business and other activities resumed in the main business hubs in civil lines, including historic Lal Chowk, Hari Singh High Street, Gonikhan, Residency Road, Maulana Azad Road, Mahraj Bazar, Batmaloo, Iqbal Park, Dalgate, Regal Chowk and Budshah Chowk.
The situation was no different in the uptown and downtown, where shops and business establishments reopened after day-long strike on Monday.
Both the factions of the Hurriyat Conference (HC) and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) had called for strike on Sunday against frequent CASOs in south Kashmir and killing of militants in the valley.
Reports of normalcy were also received from other parts of the Valley, including Baramulla, Sopore, Bandipora and Pattan in north and Anantnag, Pulwama and Shopian in south Kashmir.
However, security forces remained deployed in some sensitive areas to prevent any law and order problem in north Kashmir.
Business and other activities also resumed in the twin central Kashmir districts of Budgam and Ganderbal.