Life returns to normal in Srinagar

Life returns to normal in Srinagar
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Srinagar, Oct 14: Life returned to normal on Sunday after two-days strike called by separatists in summer capital, Srinagar, where historic Jamia Masjid was reopened after remaining closed since Friday as a precautionary measure.
Shops and business establishments, which remain open on Sundays, reopened and traffic was plying normally on all roads in Srinagar today. Normal life was affected yesterday in parts of Srinagar, which went to polls on Saturday during the third phase of Urban Local Bodies (ULB) elections.
The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) had called for a strike against the four phased ULB elections only in areas which went to polls on Saturday in the valley. On Friday, separatists had called for a strike in Kashmir against the killing of two ultras, including scholar-turned-militant Mannan Wani.
All the gates of Jamia masjid, stronghold of chairman of moderate Hurriyat Conference (HC) Mirwaiz Moulvi Omar Farooq, were opened after remaining closed for two days as a precautionary measure. Devotees were allowed inside the mosque for prayers. Shop and business establishments in Jamia market were also doing normal business.
Security forces deployed in Srinagar were withdrawn though forces were still on high alert in the valley. Checkpoints have been established at various places in the valley by security forces and vehicles are being checked thoroughly before allowing them to move ahead.