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  India   All India  10 Jul 2017  Normal life back in J&K, Internet services restored

Normal life back in J&K, Internet services restored

Published : Jul 10, 2017, 3:23 am IST
Updated : Jul 10, 2017, 5:43 am IST

Kashmir remained by and large peaceful on the anniversary on Saturday.

Burhan Wani
 Burhan Wani

Srinagar: After two days of restrictions and strike, life in Kashmir returned to normal on Sunday and the authorities restored all Internet services which had been suspended in view of the first death anniversary of Hizbul Mujahideen “commander” Burhan Wani.

As Kashmir remained by and large peaceful on the anniversary on Saturday, there were no restrictions on the movement or assembly of people anywhere in the Valley on Sunday, officials said.

Sunday morning, life returned to normal as shops and other business establishments opened across the Valley, while public transport also plied smoothly.

Authorities had imposed curfew in three towns — Shopian and Tral in south Kashmir and Trehgam in north — while strict restrictions were enforced elsewhere in the Valley on Saturday.

The separatist camp, including Hurriyat Conference factions led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and the Yasin Malik-led JKLF, had called for a strike on Saturday.

Restrictions had also been imposed in parts of Kashmir, including in five police station areas of Srinagar — the summer capital of the state — on July 7 as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order.

The restrictions were lifted after two days Sunday morning as the situation remained by and large peaceful on Saturday on Wani’s first death anniversary, the officials said.

“There were few incidents of stone-pelting yesterday, but by and large the situation remained under control and peaceful,” the officials said.

A woman was injured when she sustained multiple pellet injuries in one such clash in Shopian town. Internet services were also snapped on Thursday night as a precautionary measure.

Tags: internet services, hizbul mujahideen, burhan wani
Location: India, Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar