Zakir Musa Killing: Normalcy Returns to Kashmir After Two Days

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Kashmir:Life returned to normal in Kashmir after two days of restrictions and shutdown in the wake of the killing of Zakir Musa the so-called head of an Al-Qaeda affiliate in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district, officials said.

They said restrictions on the movement of people were lifted Sunday morning from all areas where they had remained imposed for the past two days.

“Normalcy returned to the Valley as there was no strike today and restrictions were lifted this morning. The situation remained peaceful throughout the day,” the officials said.

They said shops, fuel stations and other business establishments re-opened in the morning while public transport also plied normally.

The weekly flea market on the TRC Chowk-Batamaloo axis through the Lal Chowk city centre was also open, they added.

However, the officials said, restrictions on the assembly of people were imposed around Jamia Masjid in Nowhatta here in the afternoon after vehicles passing through the area were pelted with stones by some youths.

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