Srinagar: Authorities lifted curfew from the entire Valley barring south Kashmirâ€™s Islamabad district on Wednesday, as Hurriyat Conference (G) spearheading the ongoing â€œQuit Kashmir Movementâ€ gave one day relaxation in the ongoing strike.
Apprehending law and order problem in Islamabad where a youth was killed in police firing on August 30, curfew remained in force in the town, official sources said.
Elsewhere in the Valley, shops and other commercial establishments opened early in the morning after remaining closed for the past four days.
Schools and other educational institutions also opened while all modes of public transport could be seen plying on the roads.
The markets were agog with activity with locals stocking up essentials. Serpentine queues were seen outside banks and ATMs.
However, there were protests in Srinagarâ€™s Maisuma locality, where a youth was shot at and critically injured by a policeman on August 30.
The Valley has been rocked by violence following the death of a teenager on June 11 after he was hit by a tear smoke shell near Rajouri Kadal area of the old city.
Street protests broke out in the Valley which has claimed 65 lives so far.