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Life back to normal in Kashmir valley

Normal life resumes in the Kashmir valley as protests cease with the state government revoking the controversial land order.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, Srinagar
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2008 12:38 PM IST

Normal life on Wednesday resumed in Srinagar and other places in the Kashmir valley as protests ceased with the state government revoking the controversial order on forest land transfer to Amarnath shrine board.

After 10 days of violence, people thonged shops, government offices and business establishments resumed work and educational institutions reopened in this city and other major towns.

This followed withdrawal of the agitation by the two factions of Hurriyat Conference which asked the people to resume activities in the wake of the government cancelling the land transfer order on Tuesday.

Vehicular traffic and inter-district bus services, which were at a standstill during the agitation, were back on the roads as government offices and banks resumed the work.

Five persons were killed and over 450 others including 100 policemen were injured in the past ten days in police firing and clashes between the demonstrators and the law enforcing agencies in the valley.

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