Normalcy returns to Kashmir after three days of protests
Srinagar, Dec 18: Barring southern districts, semblance of normalcy returned to Kashmir Tuesday after three days of strike and protests over the killing of seven civilians in clashes that followed an encounter in Pulwama.
Life returned to normal in most parts of Kashmir, including in the central and the northern districts with the shops, offices, fuel stations and other business establishments opening in the morning and normal traffic plying on the roads.
The shutdown however continued in many areas four districts of south Kashmir.
Classes were suspended in most colleges in the Valley, including the Kashmir University as a “precautionary measure” while exams scheduled to be held Tuesday were also postponed.
Mobile Internet was also restored in the Valley, except in four districts of south Kashmir, on Monday night. However, the speed in Srinagar has been downgraded, the officials said.
They said the decision to restore high-speed Internet services in Srinagar and mobile Internet in south Kashmir would be taken later after assessing the situation.
Seven civilians died Saturday when government forces opened fire at them near the site of an encounter in Pulwama district after three militants and an Army-man were killed there.