Life returns to normal after day-long strike in Kashmir

Life returns to normal after day-long strike in Kashmir
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Srinagar, Feb 4: Life returned to normal on Monday after remaining crippled for a day due to a strike called by separatists on Sunday, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on a day-long visit to Jammu and Kashmir.
Meanwhile, all roads leading to S K International Conference Centre (SKICC) on the banks of famous Dal Lake, which were closed on Saturday afternoon for civilian movement due to security reasons, were reopened on Monday.
During his visit to Srinagar, PM Modi laid foundation stone of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Transit Accommodation for Migrant families and also launched various schemes, including the SAUBHAGYA Scheme, from SKICC. Besides Srinagar, the PM also visited Leh and Jammu during his day long visit to the state.
Meanwhile, barbed wires, which were placed on Sunday, on all the roads leading to historic Ganta Ghar in Lal Chowk, the nerve centre of the summer capital, were removed on Monday morning.
Shops and business establishments are doing normal business and traffic on all routes was plying normally in summer capital, Srinagar, and other major towns and tehsil headquarters in the valley, where train service resumed after remaining suspended for a day due to security reasons.
All the shops reopen in the main business hubs in civil lines, including historic Lal Chowk, Gonikhan, Residency Road, Maulana Azad Road, Mahraj Bazar, Batamaloo, Iqbal Park, Dalgate, Regal Chowk and Budshah Chowk.
The situation was no different in the uptown, where shops and business establishments reopened after day-long strike on Monday.
Security forces deployed in strength on Sunday to foil any militant attack have been withdrawn while checkpoints at various places have been removed.
Reports of normalcy were also received from other parts of the Valley, including Baramulla, Sopore, Bandipora and Pattan in north Kashmir and Anantnag, Pulwama, Kulgam and Shopian in south Kashmir.
Business and other activities also resumed in the twin central Kashmir districts of Budgam and Ganderbal.