Normal life resumes in Valley
Normal activities resumed in Kashmir Valley on Tuesday after hardline faction of Hurriyat Conference, headed by Syed Ali Shah Geelani toned down its protest calendar, ahead of Eid-ul-Azha festival next week.india Updated: Nov 09, 2010 15:22 IST
Normal activities resumed in Kashmir Valley on Tuesday after hardline faction of Hurriyat Conference, headed by Syed Ali Shah Geelani toned down its protest calendar, ahead of Eid-ul-Azha festival next week.
The main markets in Srinagar and other major towns of the Valley wore a festive look as private offices, shops and business establishments reopened on Tuesday morning after the Hurriyat exempted the day from its strike-cum-protest calendar.
All modes of transport were also plying on all routes.
However, massive traffic jams continued to trouble people on the main routes within the city and those connecting Srinagar with other district headquarters.
A police spokesman said law and order situation in the Valley including Srinagar remained peaceful.
"There were no reports of any untoward incident from anywhere so far," he said.
He said since the situation remained by and large peaceful, there was no curfew or restrictions anywhere.
However, officials said security forces have been deployed in sensitive areas as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order and foil any attempt to disturb peace.
On November 7, Geelani-led Hurriyat, which is spearheading the ongoing agitation in the Valley, issued a fresh 12-day protest-cum-strike calendar, exempting nine days from the purview of the strike.
Kashmir Valley has been in the grip of protests, strikes and curfew since June when a 17-year-old boy was killed by a tear smoke shell allegedly fired by police at Rajouri Kadal area of the city.