Srinagar, Aug 8: Curfew was lifted from the entire Kashmir Valley on Sunday, Aug 8.
Despite being a public holiday, shops, banks, markets and post offices opened after 10 days of restrictions and separatist-sponsored shutdowns and public transport was also seen plying.
"I have spent all the money I had during the last 10 days. I asked a bank official if I could withdraw some money from my savings account and he said the bank would remain open Sunday. That is a big relief," said Nasir Ahmad, a retired engineer living in Srinagar"s Lal Bazar area.
"Curfew has been lifted from the Valley and there are no restrictions in place anywhere. We are closely monitoring the situation," a police officer said.
Where as the Hurriyat group headed by Syed Ali Geelani has asked people to buy essential supplies in sufficient quantity as the group has issued another resistance calendar calling for protests and shutdowns beginning Monday, Aug 9.
The Kashmir Valley has been on the boil for more than 50 days due to violent protests against civilians being killed in firing by security forces.
As many as 49 civilians have been killed in firing by security forces in the cycle of violence that began Jun 11.