Barring south Kashmir areas, life returns to normal after three-day shutdown in Valley

Srinagar, May 8: Except southern districts of Pulwama and Shopian, life returned to normal in Kashmir on Wednesday after three-day shutdown over civilian and militant killings.
Commercial establishments, schools and offices opened in the region’s summer capital Srinagar, while public transport returned to roads.
School children donning their uniform were seen waiting for their buses at various places.
However, shutdown continued in southern districts of Pulwama and Shopian.
Normal life resumed in Awantipora police district, including Tral, Pampore and Awantipora areas.
Last weekend, eight militants including top commander Saddam Padder and seven civilians were killed by killed by government forces in the region.
On Tuesday, Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik had asked the people of Kashmir to resume their normal activity.

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