Kashmir: Valley begins to settle post Srinagar bypoll chaos; schools reopen, train services resume

All establishments like schools and offices have also reopened.

Life seems to be limping back to normalcy after days of violent stirs in the Valley following the Srinagar bypoll on April 9.

The train service between north Kashmir's Baramulla and Jammu's Bannihal town today resumed after being stalled for five days.

All establishments like schools and offices have also reopened.

The Valley had been in the grip of violence since April 9, when polling for the Srinagar Parliamentary seat was underway.

As many as eight locals were killed and over 100 injured in the clashes that ensued the election on last Sunday.

WHAT HAPPENED

Angry mobs took to streets in large numbers across the constituency including Budgam, and Ganderbal districts on April 9. They resorted to violence and arson amid boycott call by separatists. While a polling booth was set ablaze, rioters also attempted to set fire to two more booths.

Following the escalation of violence on Sunday, internet services were suspended in the entire Kashmir valley till Anantnag bypoll on April 12.

Army was also called out to help security forces quell a rampaging mob which threw stones and hurled petrol bombs to set a polling booth ablaze in the Ganderbal district of the constituency.

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