J-K: Shutdown lifted, Valley limps back to normalcy

Jammu and Kashmir [India], May 31 : The shutdown which was imposed in Kashmir, following the killing of Hijbul Mujahideen (HM) commander Sabzar Bhat who was killed by forces during encounter at Tral, has finall been lifted after three days of restrictions.

The separatist leadership had given the three days of shutdown call against this killing and the authorities imposed strict restrictions at vital places in Kashmir Valley to stop protests.

The traffic played normally on all routes and all the shops and business establishments functioned normally after the three days of restrictions and shutdowns.

The government offices, educational institutions, banks, courts and markets also resumed to normal work today.

Unrest stirred again in the Valley after Bhat's killing, as locals took to the streets and clashed with the security forces to express their anger over the killings.

The curfew was announced in parts of Srinagar falling under the jurisdiction of eight police stations including Kralkhud, Khanyar, Rainawari, Safa kadal, Maharaj Gunj, Maisuma, Batamaloo and Nowhatta.

The authorities also ordered closure of schools and colleges in Srinagar district in the wake of protests and clashes witnessed in various city schools and colleges.

The death of Sabazar Bhat, who succeeded Burhan Wani has triggered protests, shutdown and curfew like situation.

The Tral operation was a coordinated effort of the Rashtriya Rifles (RR), the JKP, Special Operation Group (SOG) and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).

Source: ANI