Srinagar, Feb 10: Life returned to normal on Monday after remaining crippled for a day due to strike called by separatists on the seventh death anniversary of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, who was hanged in Delhi's Tihar jail on this day in 2013.
Official sources said that security forces remained deployed in strength at sensitive places in the valley to maintain law and order. Shops and business establishments reopened and traffic was plying normally on roads in the summer capital, Srinagar, and other parts of the valley, where train service resumed on Monday after remaining suspended for security reasons on Sunday.
Business activities resumed early on Monday morning in main business hubs of Hari Singh High Street (HSHS), Batmaloo, Dalgate, Regal Chowk, Moulana Azad road, Residency road, Mahraj Bazar and Lal Chowk, the nerve centre of the city.
However, a large number of security forces remained deployed in the city to prevent any untoward incident. Reports of normalcy were coming from other parts of the valley, including Anantnag, Kulgam, Shopian and Pulwama in south Kashmir, where business and other activities resumed on Monday after remaining affected on Sunday.
Similar reports were coming from Kupwara, Bandipora and Bandipora in north Kashmir. Normal life resumed in Budgam and Gandarbal in central Kashmir after a day-long strike. (UNI)