Normalcy back, 2 arrested

Excelsior Correspondent
Srinagar, Apr 7: Police today arrested two persons for funding militancy in Kashmir while six persons, who were intending to join militancy, have been counseled and handed over to parents.
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A police spokesman said: “In a case for involvement in terror activities and terror funding two persons Rafiq Ahmad Dar and Abid Majeed, residents of Awantipora have been arrested in case FIR No. 50/2018 of Police Station Awantipora and investigation in this matter was taken up.”
The spokesman said that six persons who were intending to join militancy were counselled with family members and handed over to their parents.
And in the meantime, a spontaneous shutdown was observed in Shopian, Pulwama and Kangan today against the civilian killings while as life returned to normal elsewhere in the Valley.
While as Pulwama and Shopian districts observed shutdown amid protests against the killings of militants and civilians since Sunday, Kangan in Ganderbal observed strike against the killing of Gowhar Ahmad Rather who was killed after being shot from close blank range allegedly by police on Monday.
At least five persons were injured in Pulwama clashes which erupted on Saturday morning against the killing of Musavir. The clashes also ensued against police authorities who initially tried to bar people from participating in the funeral prayers of the militant. Protests also broke out in Shopian and Kangan.
Amid the strike, the business establishments and traffic remained closed in the twin districts of Pulwama and Shopian.
Meanwhile, life returned to normalcy elsewhere in Kashmir valley as shops and business establishments reopened and traffic was normal on roads.
The class work remained suspended in all the Higher Secondary Schools and Colleges besides Kashmir University while schools upto 10th class resumed class work.
Meanwhile, the train services resumed from Srinagar to Baramulla and remained suspended to and fro South Kashmir and Srinagar as a precautionary measure. The train services were suspended Sunday after the encounter broke out in Anantnag and Shopian districts.