Barring some areas, life returns to normal in south Kashmir

Srinagar, May 10: Barring some areas, life returned to normal in south Kashmir after remaining crippled for four days owing to a strike against the death of six civilians in security force action and five militants in an encounter in Shopian on Sunday.
Meanwhile, life remained crippled in south Kashmir’s Pulwama town for the fifth successive day while business and other activities were partially paralyzed in Shopian.
Shops and business establishments reopened and traffic was plying normally on all roads in Anantnag and Kulgam districts, where work in government offices and banks were functioning normally. Class work resumed in all educational institutes in the twin south Kashmir districts though the attendance was very thin as students preferred to remain indoors.
Meanwhile, business and other activities were crippled in main Pulwama town, where stone pelting incident was reported in the morning. Shops were partially open in Shopian, where a good number of vehicles were plying on all roads.
Six youth were killed and about 30 others received bullet and pellet injuries in security force action in Shopian on demonstrators who hit the streets after five militants of HM, including a top commander and Assistant Professor of Kashmir University (KU) turned militant, were killed in an encounter on Sunday.