Srinagar, Nov 27: Security was beefed up in Srinagar on Wednesday, a day after two blasts rocked Kashmir killing two persons and injuring several others, officials said.
security personnel have been deployed at sensitive locations, including a few
market places, to keep an eye on miscreants.
This is to ensure
that the citizens get a sense of security and businesses operate normally, the
The deployment of
security personnel comes a day after two blasts in Anantnag and Hazratbal area
of the city here left two persons dead and several others injured.
opened Wednesday morning at most places across the valley, including Srinagar,
the officials said.
They said most of
the shopkeepers, however, downed their shutters in the afternoon to join the
protest against the abrogation of Article 370. A few remained open for longer
plied on Wednesday, they added.
While there was a
semblance of normalcy in the Kashmir Valley over the past few weeks after over
three months of protest shutdown over the abrogation of Article 370, the fresh
shutdown started on Wednesday last week as threatening posters warning
shopkeepers and public transport operators appeared at some places in the city
here and elsewhere.
The police said
they have taken note of these incidents and several such modules have been
busted by arresting several persons.
phones and all internet services continued to remain suspended since 5 August
when the Centre announced the decision to abrogate Article 370 of the
Constitution and to bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir into two Union territories.
Most of the
top-level and second-rung separatist politicians have been taken into
preventive custody while mainstream leaders including two former chief
ministers — Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti — have been either detained or
placed under house arrest.
has detained former chief minister and sitting Lok Sabha MP from Srinagar
Farooq Abdullah under the controversial Public Safety Act, a law enacted by his
father and National Conference founder Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah in 1978 when he
was the chief minister.