Press Esc to close
Saturday 22 July 2017
News updated at 4:13 PM IST

Life back to normal in J and K

Srinagar, Mar 18, 2013, Agencies: 1:18 IST

Life started normally in the summer capital, Srinagar and all other major towns of the Valley on Monday as people thronged markets, banks and workplaces. Law enforcing agencies, though, were alert and on their toes.

Educational institutions opened normally, as scores of school buses carrying children started dotting the roads in the morning. Parents eagerly waited at bus stops to see their children off to school.

Interestingly, to make up for the time lost because of the disturbed law and order situation over the last one month, some private schools have decided to keep their institutions open on Sundays too.

Even markets which usually remain closed on Sundays, remained open on March 17.
Authorities, however, have little reason for complacency. Separatists have been issuing schedules of protests on a weekly basis, asking people to observe shutdowns.

The calendar of protests is issued by the United Coordination Committee of various separatist groups called the Muttahida Majlis-e-Mushawarat (MMM).

A marked difference, however, between the protests of 2010 and now, is that the shutdown calls these days are restricted to just one day a week.

In 2010, continuous and uninterrupted shutdowns during the summer months had generated a backlash among the people. Despite stone-pelting incidents and the threat of being caught in clashes between security forces and unruly mobs wielding stones, parents chose to send their children to schools and colleges this time.

In the wake of Afzal Guru’s hanging on February 9, separatist groups have launched a campaign to mount pressure on the government for returning the mortal remains of Guru to his family in Kashmir. Guru was buried in Tihar Central Jail.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Kawad yatri waiting for their turn in a queue outside a Shiv temple in Meerut...

Kawad yatri waiting for their turn in a queue outside a Shiv temple in Meerut...

A farmer ploughs his paddy field during monsoon session at a village near Balurghat in South...

A farmer ploughs his paddy field during monsoon session at a village near Balurghat in South...

Chennaiyin FC Co-owner and actor Abhishek Bachchan reacts during a press conference...

Chennaiyin FC Co-owner and actor Abhishek Bachchan reacts during a press conference...

Exile Tibetans hold posters of the late Nobel laureate Xiaobo Liu during a prayer service...

Exile Tibetans hold posters of the late Nobel laureate Xiaobo Liu during a prayer service...

Temples submerged in flooded waters of Narmada river at Gwarighat in Jabalpur...

Temples submerged in flooded waters of Narmada river at Gwarighat in Jabalpur...

A view of a submerged bridge over the Panchganga river after heavy downpour at Ichalkaranj...

A view of a submerged bridge over the Panchganga river after heavy downpour at Ichalkaranj...

Former Gujarat chief minister and Congress veteran Shankersinh Vaghela address a public...

Former Gujarat chief minister and Congress veteran Shankersinh Vaghela address a public...

Village girls raise slogan as they attend the funeral procession of the teenager Tanveer...

Village girls raise slogan as they attend the funeral procession of the teenager Tanveer...

Army personnel fixing loud-speakers at a pole as preparations are underway...

Army personnel fixing loud-speakers at a pole as preparations are underway...

A view of the Vijay Chowk and Raisina Hill during sunset in New Delhi on Friday...

A view of the Vijay Chowk and Raisina Hill during sunset in New Delhi on Friday...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.