Life returns to normal in Kashmir after 2-day curfew

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Srinagar, Oct 7 (UNI) Life returned to normal in the Kashmir Valley today after authorities lifted curfew, imposed on October 5 in view of yesterday's Lal Chowk chalo call given by the Coordination Committee (CC).

The CC, spearheading the present agitation in the Valley urged people to resume normal activities.

Shops and business establishments reopened and traffic was plying on all routes normally, including in the Lal Chowk area, which remained sealed from all sides for three days.

Work in government offices and bank was normal while educational institution also witnessed normal attendance.

However, the Kashmir University had postponed all examination till today from October 5.

Reports received from other districts and tehsil headquarters said normal activities resumed with shops and business establishments opening and traffic plying normally.

The authorities had imposed curfew in all the ten districts of the valley on October 5 at 0500 hrs following a Lal Chowk chalo call by CC, an alliance of both the factions of the Hurriyat Conference (HC), lawyers, traders and other separatists and religious organisations.

Almost all senior separatist leaders were put under house arrest or detained to prevent them from attending the march.

As there was no protest, the authorities decided to lift the curfew at 0500 hrs this morning after the CC also appealed to people to resume normal activities.

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