Life returns to normal in Sopore

Baramulla, Jan 7: Life returned to normal on Monday in apple township of Sopore and adjoining areas in this north Kashmir district after remaining paralysed Sunday on the 26th death anniversary of 53 civilians, who were killed in security force firing on this day in 1993.
Shops and business establishments reopened this morning and traffic was also plying normally. Work in government offices and banks was normal.
However, additional security forces remained deployed at sensitive places to prevent any law and order.
Meanwhile, the train service was resumed on Monday in north Kashmir after remaining suspended for security reasons on Sunday, when Sopore town in Baramulla.
We have received an advisory last night to resume train service in north Kashmir, a senior railway official said.
He said therefore, trains will chug on Srinagar-Budgam in the central Kashmir and Baramulla in north Kashmir, he said. Infact first train from Baramulla and Srinagar operated as per schedule this morning.
There was heavy rush of passengers this morning when people are resuming their normal activities after Sunday, he said.
Railway service has become very popular in the valley as it is very cheap, safe and fast against other mode of transport. However, due to cancellation of rail runs, passengers are badly affected as they had to use other mode of transport which is very costly and time consuming.
However, railway official said they are acting on the advice of local administration since security and safety of the passengers was necessary.