Kashmir resumes business after days of shutdown

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Srinagar: Routine business resumed in most parts of Kashmir Valley today as the resistance leaders called off their three-day strike against the death of six civilians and five militants in south Kashmir.
A police official said there were no restrictions in any parts of the summer capital today, with shops and other business establishments getting back to business.
He said public transport also resumed services.
Similar reports were received from district headquarters of the Valley, except in Pulwama and Shopian districts of south Kashmir, the official said.
He said markets in main towns of Pulwama and Shopian remained shut, while the public transport was also suspended.
The official, however, said the situation remained peaceful in these areas.
The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), comprising Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik, had yesterday called off their three-day strike, and asked the people to resume routine activities.
The police official said most of the colleges and higher secondary schools in various districts of the Valley continued to remain shut for the third consecutive day today as “a precautionary measure”.
He said the universities in Kashmir, however, resumed classes this morning, while most of the schools across the Valley also reopened.
Mobile Internet services are also curtailed in south Kashmir and Ganderbal district, he added. PTI

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