Life returns to normal in Shaher-e-Khaas


Srinagar, Dec 5: Life returned to normal in old City, the Shaher-e-Khaas Srinagar Wednesday with the lifting of curfew after six days as no untoward incident was reported from anywhere, police and reports said.
 Shops, other business establishments and public transport started plying normally in the morning as authorities lifted curfew from Nowhatta, Urdu Bazar, Alamgiri Bazar and Zadibal.
 However, police and CRPF personnel were seen deployed to thwart any protest demonstration or clashes.
 Abdul Rashid, a Nowhatta resident, told Greater Kashmir that he had run out of rice during curfew. “I went to market and purchased it on priority basis,” he said.
 Huge rush of consumers were seen outside ration depots of Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Department in these areas with people waiting for their turn in long queues  while beeline could also be seen for LPG cylinders.
 Some of the shops in commercial hub of Lal Chowk owned by the residents of old Srinagar also opened after a week.
 Police said there were no restrictions, or its deployment, in any part of Shaher-e-Khaas. “The day was peaceful,” a senior police official said.
 He added that police and CRPF contingents were “ready to foil any attempt of disruption of peace.”
 Curfew was imposed in Nowhatta, MR Gunj, Safakadal, Khanyar, Rainawari, Nigeen, Lal Bazaar, Zadibal and Parimpora police station areas on last Wednesday after police said group clashes broke out in Hawal area.

Lastupdate on : Wed, 5 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 5 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Thu, 6 Dec 2012 00:00:00 IST

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