Life limps back to normal in Kashmir after four days; protests in Tral, Palhallan

Srinagar, April 5:

Normal life limped back to normal Kashmir except parts of north and south Kashmir on Thursday after four days of continuous shutdown. However, stone-pelting protests triggered shutdown in Tral area of Pulwama and Palhallan in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Authorities had already ordered opening of educational institutions in Kashmir except Shopian district and few other areas where they apprehended protests.

Students donning their uniforms were seen waiting for their school buses at majority of places across the Kashmir valley.

Public transport and private vehicles also plied after three day hiatus. Commercial establishments and offices also opened.

However, Kangan area of central kashmir’s Ganderbal district remained tense where a youth was killed on Tuesday. Public transport also remained off the roads in the area, while private vehicles were seen plying normally.

In Tral town of Pulwama district, youth pelted the forces’ vehicles with stones at Bus stand and Aabghar Chowk, triggering a shutdown.

Shopkeepers lowered their shutters while traffic disappeared from the roads.

In Palhallan area of Pattan in Baramulla district, youth took to streets and staged protests. Shopkeepers, here too, downed their shutters after stone-pelting protests.

Courtesy: Greater Kashmir

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