JK: Normaley restored in Baramulla

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Srinagar, Oct 14: Life is coming back to normal in the down town Srinagar, and Baramulla in north Kashmir after five-days of spontaneous strike and agitation.

Shops and business establishments re-opened in the Shaher-e-Khas (SeK) and other down town areas of the city for the first time this morning since Friday afternoon.

Traffic on all routes was also normal and work in government offices, banks and educational institutions were functioning as usual.

The residents alleged that authorities had imposed undeclared curfew in these areas following the death of two youths in CRPF and police firing on Friday during demonstration at Nowhatta.

However, authorities said restrictions under section 144 CrPc only were strictly enforced after incidents of stone-pelting in these areas.

A report from Baramulla said life was normal in the town with all shops and business establishments open and traffic plying on all normally.

People in the town observed spontaneous strike since Friday afternoon in protest against what they alleged targeting of youths by the security forces.

They said people, who participated in the pro-freedom processions were arrested and tortured by the security forces in the district.


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