With optimism of Kashmir normalcy, Jamia Masjid reopens


Life returned to normal on Sunday after two-day strike called by separatists in summer capital, Srinagar, here historic Jamia Masjid was reopened after remaining closed since Friday as a precautionary measure.

Shops and business establishments, which remain open on Sundays, reopened and traffic was plying normally on all roads in Srinagar today. Normal life was affected yesterday in parts of Srinagar, which went to polls on Saturday during the third phase of Urban Local Bodies (ULB) elections.

The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) had called for a strike against the four-phased ULB elections only in areas which went to polls on Saturday in the valley. On Friday, separatists had called for a strike in Kashmir against the killing of two ultras, including scholar-turned-militant Mannan Wani.

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