Life returns to normal after two days in Kupwara

Life returned to normal on Saturday after remaining crippled due to strike and restrictions for two days in the frontier district of Kupwara, where people were protesting against the death of a youth in the Army firing on July 11 evening.

However, colleges and several higher secondary schools remained closed as a precautionary measure to prevent any demonstration by students.

Shops and other business establishments reopened today and traffic was also plying on all routes normally.

Restrictions were imposed in parts of frontier district of Kupwara following massive protest against the killing of Khalid Gaffar Malik in Army firing .

The District Magistrate (DM) has ordered a Magisterial inquiry into the firing and subsequent killing of a youth while police has also registered a case in this regard.

However, a defence ministry spokesman has said troops opened fire in self-defense after heavy stone pelting in which five soldiers were injured.

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