Kashmir: Just as reports of life in Srinagar and most parts of the Kashmir Valley crawling back to normalcy came in a day earlier, fresh violence was reported in the town of Handwara on Monday. The authorities were quick in imposing section 144 in the area to avoid further clashes.
Earlier, Kashmir had observed a shutdown to mourn the civilian killings for the fifth consecutive day on Sunday. Shops, business establishments and educational institutions remained shut while skeletal movement of traffic was observed on road.
The restrictions, however, continue in Handwara and Kupwara towns in border districts where five civilians were killed.
The train services between Baramulla in Kashmir and Banihal, across the Pir Panjal mountain resumed on Sunday morning after remaining suspended for four days. Business establishments, including shops and petrol pumps re-opened after four days of suspension.
The strike took place in Handwara, Kupwara, parts of Srinagar and other parts of the Valley after three people, including a 60-year-old woman, were killed in army firing in Handwara on April 12 after alleged molestation of a school girl by an army man.