Kupwara opens after four days of shutdown

Kupwara opens after four days of shutdown
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BARAMULLA: After four days of shutdown, protests and clashes, business activists resumed in north Kashmir’s Kupwara town on Monday.
The town had shut down in protest over the killing of AMU scholar-turned-militant Abdul Mannan Wani. Shops, offices and business establishments opened while as public and private transport plied on roads.
Manan, a young commander, was killed by the army and police along with an associate in Langate area of Handwara police district in a gunfight on Thursday.
Meanwhile, mobile internet services were also restored in the district after four days. The service was blocked by the government to avoid escalation of protests.
However, schools and colleges remain closed across the district on fifth day on Monday, on the directives of district administration.