Srinagar, Sep 26 : Curfew-free for the second consecutive day, Kashmir was by and large peaceful today but normal life remained affected due to the shutdown call of the separatists.
"The situation remained normal and peaceful throughout the valley where greater movement of vehicular traffic was observed during the day," police spokesman said.
He said 55 people, wanted in various offences of creating disruptions in normalcy, were arrested during past 24 hours from various parts of the Valley.
There was no curfew anywhere in Kashmir even as restrictions on the assembly of people were in place in many parts of the Valley as a precautionary measure.
He said the decision to not clamp curfew was taken in view of the improving situation. However, normal life continued to remain affected due to the shutdown call of the separatists who are spearheading the agitation since Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed on July 8.
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Markets had come to life yesterday afternoon in the wake of relaxation announced by separatists. Shops, petrol pumps and other business establishments remained closed today due to the separatist call for shut down, while public transport remained off the roads for the 80th straight day. Schools, colleges and other educational institutions also remained closed across the Valley.