Life returns to normal after remaining crippled for 4 days in south Kashmir

Anantnag, May 28: Life returned to normal on Tuesday in south Kashmir after remaining crippled for four days due to a strike against the killing of Ansar Gazwatul Hind chief Zakir Musa in a 12-hour-long encounter with security forces in Pulwama district on Friday morning.
A police spokesperson said security forces deployed in strength to maintain law and order in sensitive areas in south Kashmir, have been withdrawn.
Shops and business establishments reopened early on Tuesday morning after traffic was plying normally on all roads in south Kashmir districts of Anantnag, Kulgam, Pulwama and Shopian.
Working in government office and banks have also resumed in south Kashmir, where low speed mobile internet service has been restored after improvement in the situation.
Meanwhile, class work resumed in education institutes, including schools and college, after remaining suspended for four days as a precautionary measure.
Musa was killed in a 12-hour-long encounter with security forces at Tral on Friday in south Kashmir district of Pulwama, triggering spontaneous protests and clashes across the valley, including many areas in Srinagar, Pulwama, Shopian, Anantnag and Awantipora.
Fearing further law and order problem, the authorities imposed curfew in Srinagar and restrictions in many areas in south Kashmir on Friday. The curfew and restrictions continued on Saturday in view of a strike called by hardline Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani against the killing of Musa. After improvement in the situation, the restrictions were lifted on Sunday from the entire valley.