Kashmir Valley abuzz with activity

File Photo: PTI
The city along with the rest of Kashmir came alive with activity on Saturday with offices, shops and other business establishments opening in the Valley after separatist announced a two-day weekend relaxation in their agitation programme.

The situation has been by and large peaceful over the last few weeks in the Valley, which had been hit by clashes between violent protesters and security forces following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in an encounter on July 8.

The unrest has left 86 people dead and many others, including 5,000 security personnel, injured.

Shops, offices, business establishments and fuel stations opened this morning for the full day.

There was massive traffic on the roads in Srinagar, the summer capital, as public transport resumed fully and people came out to do their day to day activities on Saturday.

The authorities have increased the presence of traffic personnel on the roads to manage the traffic.

Similar reports of people resuming their normal life were received from most of the other district headquarters of the Valley.

The separatists have been issuing weekly protest programmes. They had for the first time announced a two-day relaxation in the strike last weekend.


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