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Restrictions lifted in Kashmir a day after Burhan Wani’s death anniversary

There were no restrictions on the movement or assembly of people anywhere in Kashmir on Sunday.

india Updated: Jul 09, 2017 12:46 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Srinagar
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Paramilitary soldiers stand guard during curfew in downtown area of Srinagar on Saturday. The restrictions were lifted on Sunday.(Waseem Andrabi/HT Photo)

Life in Kashmir Valley returned to normal on Sunday after two days of restrictions and strike as the first death anniversary of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani remained largely peaceful.

There were no restrictions on the movement or assembly of people anywhere in the Valley on Sunday, officials said.

“There were few incidents of stone-pelting yesterday (Saturday), 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.

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.

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 7 July as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order.

Internet services were also snapped on Thursday night as a precautionary measure.

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

First Published: Jul 09, 2017 12:45 IST