Srinagar, Nov 26: The city along with the rest of Kashmir came alive with activity today with offices, shops and other business establishments opening in the Valley after separatists announced two-day weekend relaxation in their agitation programme.
The situation has been by and large peaceful over the last few weeks in the Valley, which had been hit by clashes between violent protesters and security forces following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani in an encounter on July 8.
The unrest has left 86 people dead and many others, including 5,000 security personnel, injured. Shops, offices, business establishments and fuel stations opened this morning for full day. There was massive traffic on the roads in Srinagar the summer capital- as public transport resumed fully and people came out to carry out their day to day activities today.
The authorities have increased the presence of traffic personnel on the roads to manage the traffic. Similar reports of people resuming their normal life were received from most of the other district headquarters of the Valley. The separatists have been issuing weekly protest programmes. They had for the first time announced a two-day relaxation in the strike last weekend.