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Life returns to normal in Kashmir after 5-day strike

chandigarh Updated: Jun 30, 2012 14:12 IST
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Life returned to normal in the Kashmir valley, which had been paralysed by the general strike and curfew restrictions following gutting of Peer Dastgeer Sahib shrine at Khanyar on June 25.

Shops and business establishments reopened this morning and traffic on all routes was plying normally in the summer capital besides other major towns and tehsil headquarters.

Hundreds of security force and police personnel, deployed in strength to strictly implement the restrictions in the downtown and Shehar-e-Khas (SeK, were withdrawn Friday night.

Also additional security and police personnel deployed elsewhere in the city to thwart any law and order problem have also been withdrawn.

Work in government offices and banks resumed with educational institutions registering full attendance.

Frequent traffic jams continued in the city as roads were again flooded with vehicles after four days.

Similar reports were also received from other parts of the valley.

Grand Mufti of Jammu and Kashmir Mufti Bashiruddin and a number of traders' organisations had appealed people to resume normal activities from Saturday keeping in view the Amarnath yatra and the heavy inflow of tourists.