Tral limps back to normalcy; CRPF bunker removed

SHABIR AHMAD

ANANTNAG: After six days of continuous shutdown and protests ,Tral township of southern Pulwama district Monday limped back to normalcy.
The township went on a boil Monday last over the killing of a youth, Khalid Muzafar Wani in army firing. Wani was the brother of the most wanted militant commander of the area, Burhan. His killing had triggered massive protests and clashes in the area with town observing a complete shutdown for six running days. Though the army had claimed that the youth was killed in the exchange of firing with the militants in Kamla forests but the family members alleged that he was tortured to death. The township, reports said after witnessing a complete shutdown and violent protests for six running days over the killing limped back to normal Monday. They said that the people resumed their normal business this morning with all the shops, other business establishments, private offices and educational institutions remaining open in the town. Meanwhile the people of the township, reports said, heaved a sigh of relief after the CRPF bunker located in bus stand area was removed last evening after twenty years. The decision about of the removal of the bunker from the area, they said, was taken after the local traders registered their protest with the top police officials of the district. Locals said that the bunker was a source of inconvenience for people of the area and was badly affecting the business of the traders.
Pertinently the traders federation Tral last year had gone for a two day strike demanding the removal of the bunker.