Life returns to normal in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Sep 21 (UNI) Life returned to normal after remaining paralysed since 1230 hrs Friday on a call given by the Coordination Committee (CC) spearheading the present agitation in the Kashmir Valley.

Despite Sunday, normally a holiday in the Valley, shops and business establishments reopened this morning and traffic on all routes was plying as usual.

A number of educational institutions were also functioning, to cover the time lost due to the strike.

The Sunday market on Residency can people from different parts of the valley making purchases for Eid. Radio Kashmir, Srinagar, to Jehangir crossing were full of activities.

Hundreds of roadside vendors have put up their stalls on both side of the road, selling their products both new and old.

According to an estimate business worth lakhs of rupees was being done in today's market.

Reports of normal business activities were also received from other major towns and tehsil headquarters in the Valley.

The CC, an alliance of different separatists and other organisations, had asked people to observe strike from 1230 hrs on every Friday till Saturday evening. But, it had appealed to resume normal activities on Sunday.

Among other things, it is demanding opening of all routes with Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) for trade and free movement, release of all detenues and withdrawal of troops and special powers to security forces.

UNI BAS ATI AS1300

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